Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Chair of Immunology



+44 (0)20 7594 3730c.bangham Website




Ms Linda Hollick +44 (0)20 7594 3729




115Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus





BA Cambridge 1976
BM, BCh Oxford 1980
MRCP (UK) 1983
PhD 1987
FRC Path 1999
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2003)
ScD Cambridge 2006
Fellow of the Royal Society 2019

During my medical training I carried out studies on lung function, genetic polymorphisms, endocrine function and demography in high altitude populations in Nepal. In my PhD I established a model of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus infection in the mouse, and studied the T lymphocyte response to RS virus first in the mouse and then in the human.

Since 1987 I have studied the virology and immunology of persistent virus infections, in particular infection with the human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-I) - see

. Our aim is to produce a comprehensive, coherent, qualitative and quantitative understanding of the persistence of HTLV-I and the immune response to HTLV-I, and an explanation of why certain individuals infected with HTLV-I develop fatal or disabling diseases while the majority remain asymptomatic. We use a broad range of techniques in molecular and cellular immunology, viral and host genetics, cell biology, DNA expression microarrays, proteomics and mathematics.



Bangham CRM, Miura M, Kulkarni A, et al., Regulation of Latency in the Human T Cell Leukemia Virus, HTLV-1., Annu Rev Virol

Cook L, Demontis MA, Sagawe S, et al., 2019, Molecular remissions are observed in chronic adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma in patients treated with mogamulizumab, Haematologica, ISSN:0390-6078

Turpin J, Yurick D, Khoury G, et al., 2019, Impact of Hepatitis B virus coinfection on human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 clonality in an indigenous population of central Australia, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol:219, ISSN:0022-1899, Pages:562-567

Miura M, Miyazato P, Satou Y, et al., 2018, Epigenetic changes around the pX region and spontaneous HTLV-1 transcription are CTCF-independent [version 2; approved 2], Wellcome Open Research, Vol:3, ISSN:2398-502X


Cook L, Demontis MA, Sagawe S, et al., 2019, Molecular remissions are observed in chronic adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma in patients treated with mogamulizumab, 59th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British-Society-for-Hematology, WILEY, Pages:172-173, ISSN:0007-1048

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