Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Co-Director of the Institute of Infection



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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.



Halawa S, Pullamsetti SS, Bangham CRM, et al., 2021, Potential long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the pulmonary vasculature: a global perspective, Nature Reviews Cardiology, ISSN:1759-5002

Katsuya H, Cook LBM, Rowan AG, et al., 2021, Erratum to: Clonality of HIV-1- and HTLV-1-Infected Cells in Naturally Coinfected Individuals., J Infect Dis

Katsuya H, Cook LBM, Rowan AG, et al., 2021, Clonality of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 infected cells in naturally coinfected individuals., Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN:0022-1899

Izaki M, Yasunaga J-I, Nosaka K, et al., 2021, In vivo dynamics and adaptation of HTLV-1-infected clones under different clinical conditions, Plos Pathogens, Vol:17, ISSN:1553-7366

Laydon DJ, Sunkara V, Boelen L, et al., 2020, The relative contributions of infectious and mitotic spread to HTLV-1 persistence, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:16, ISSN:1553-734X

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