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





What constitutes an effective CD8+ T cell immune response in humans? And does CD8+ T cell efficacy determine human health? To understand human immunity we need to study humans. However, the work that can be performed in humans is very limited. I am developing alternative approaches that use theoretical techniques (mathematics, statistics and bioinformatics) to interrogate, model and analyse the experiments we can do -experiments of nature or minimally-invasive experiments- to obtain the information we need. My goal is to develop a predictive, quantitative understanding of the human T cell response.

Guest Lectures

Jacques Monod Conference ‘A matter of scale: Within-host and between-host processes driving coevolution with parasites’ . Invited guest lecture, French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, 2022

British Society of Immunology Annual Congressinvited lecture, 2021

Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, McGill University, Canada, 2020

4th Annual Symposium on Physical Concepts and Computational Models in Immunology, University of Cologne, Cologne, 2020

Control and Decision Making in Immune Repertoire Dynamics, Dresden, Dresden, 2020

The 3rd international meeting on stochasticity and control in immune repertoires, Yale/ University of Haifa/ Hebrew University, Connecticut/Haifa/Jerusalem, 2019

Invited guest lecture Paris Viral Dynamics 2019, Inserm and Université Paris Diderot, Paris, 2019

Invited guest speaker at CompBioMed Conference 2019, KCL/University of Southampton, 2019

Otto Wolff Lecture, University College London, London, 2019

Utrecht Winter Master Class, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2019

Research Student Supervision

Beneytez,JL, PhD

Burzynski,P, MRes: Kinetics of Stem cell memory T cells

Costa del Amo,P, Quantifying lymphocyte dynamics

Hogan,M, UROP internship

Hustin,L, UROP Internship

Jonas,M, PhD

Kaur,C, Cell differentiation pathways in humans

Koftori,D, Identifying TSCM subpopulations

Mackerodt,J, Topology of T cell Differentiation

Mohseni,M, Summer internship

Mora,L, iKIRs in autoimmunity & cancer

Padrosa,D, MRes: iKIRs and T cell Survival