Imperial College London

Dr Becca Asquith

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Professor of Mathematical Immunology



+44 (0)20 7594 3731b.asquith




112Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus







 I use a novel combination of experimental, mathematical and bioinformatic techniques to investigate cell-mediated immunity. My aim is to develop a predictive mathematical model of the human in vivo CD8+ T cell response in order to prevent and alleviate viral infection.


Members of the GrouP


Lies Boelen

Pedro Costa del Amo

Julio Lahoz Beneytez

David Vickers


Marjet Elemans

Daniel Laydon

Nafisa-Katrin Seich al Basatena

Ulrich Kadolsky (

Aidan Macnamara (

Sukhdeep Singh (


My initial training was in theoretical physics. I have a BSc in Physics (1st class hons. University College London), an MSc in Mathematics (distinction, Imperial College London) and a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics (title: "Non Commutative Geometry", University of Durham). I then worked as a mathematical modeller for the UK government for 2 years before crossing disciplines to Mathematical Immunology. I held a Wellcome Trust Fellowship at Imperial College London and then a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship at the University of Oxford before returning to Imperial as a lecturer.

For research interests and selected publications please see my group webpage.

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Funded PhD positions available:

Presidents PhD scholarships

Dept. Medicine scholarships

Other scholarships

Please contact me if you wish to discuss these opportunities further.


• CD8+ T cell prediction software

Leishmaniasis LDA



Day S, Kaur C, Cheeseman H, et al., 2022, Comparison of blood and lymph node cells after intramuscular injection with HIV envelope immunogens, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:13, ISSN:1664-3224, Pages:1-17

Cuthill KM, Zhang Y, Pepper A, et al., 2022, Identification of proliferative and non-proliferative subpopulations of leukemic cells in CLL, Leukemia, Vol:36, ISSN:0887-6924, Pages:2233-2241

Zhang S, Asquith B, Szydlo R, et al., 2021, Peripheral T cell lymphopenia in COVID-19: potential mechanisms and impact, Immunotherapy Advances, Vol:1, ISSN:2732-4303, Pages:1-18

Ahemd R, Miners KL, Lahoz-Beneytez J, et al., 2020, CD57+ memory T cells proliferate in vivo, Cell Reports, Vol:33, ISSN:2211-1247, Pages:e1-e5


Mora-Bitria L, McQuibban NAR, Niederalt C, et al., 2022, Inhibitory KIRS decrease HLA class II-mediated protection in type 1 diabetes, WILEY, Pages:423-424, ISSN:2059-2302

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