Professor Charles Bangham - Co-Director
Professor Charles Bangham is Chair of Immunology in the Department of Infectious Diseases, within the Faculty of Medicine. Charles qualified in medical sciences at Cambridge University and in clinical medicine at Oxford University and worked as a hospital physician for three years before carrying out a PhD on viral immunology at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research and Oxford University.
In 1995 he was appointed to the Chair of Immunology in Imperial College London and in 2013 Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases. His research has focused on the human T-cell leukaemia virus, HTLV-1. His group discovered the virological synapse - the mechanism by which viruses including HTLV-1, HIV and murine leukaemia virus are transmitted from cell-to-cell. Charles is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Mel Bradnam PhD - Institute Manager
After completing a PhD and postdoc in molecular biology, Mel worked as a medical writer and grant writer/senior analyst in California.
Prior to joining Imperial in 2021, she held positions at UCL as a Strategic Research Facilitator for the School of Life and Medical Sciences and (as a secondment) as Manager for the CRUK UCL Centre.
The Institute of Infection community
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