Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
Following the completion of my PhD at UCL (T-cell responses to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in immune-impaired individuals), I started a post-doc with Professor Sir Andrew McMichael investigating HIV-specific T-cell responses in HIV-exposed, uninfected individuals. I subsequently worked at IAVI (Imperial College) for 8 years where I oversaw T-cell immunogenicity testing of HIV, Malaria and Ebola vaccine candidates by flow cytometry in a GCLP-accredited laboratory. I then moved back to Oxford to work for Professor Lucy Dorrell where my research interests have evolved into therapeutic vaccine candidates, specifically for HIV and HPV.
I lecture on the HIV vaccines component of the Integrated Immunology MSc.
Induction and maintenance of bi-functional (IFN-γ + IL-2+ and IL-2+ TNF-α+) T cell responses by DNA prime MVA boosted subtype C prophylactic vaccine tested in a Phase I trial in India.
Munusamy Ponnan S. et al, (2019), PLoS One, 14
Association of Circulatory Tfh-like Cells With Neutralizing Antibody Responses Among Chronic HIV-1 Subtype C Infected LTNP and Progressors
Swathirajan CR. et al, (2018), AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES, 34, 117 - 117
Adenovirus-based HIV-1 vaccine candidates tested in efficacy trials elicit CD8+ T cells with limited breadth of HIV-1 inhibition
Hayes PJ. et al, (2016), AIDS, 30, 1703 - 1712
Induction of circulating T follicular helper cells and regulatory T cells correlating with HIV-1 gp120 variable loop antibodies by a subtype C prophylactic vaccine tested in a Phase I trial in India
Munusamy Ponnan S. et al, PLOS ONE, 13, e0203037 - e0203037