Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Technician



+44 (0)20 7594 0884emily.conibear16




252Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





I am a Research Technician in Prof Ajit Lalvani's laboratory. My research aims to characterise the protective immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 and TB using flow cytometry, RNA-Sequencing, NanoString technologies and qPCR.

I have previously completed a BSc in Biological Sciences and MSc in Immunology, both at Imperial College London. My main research interests lie within the field of innate immunity, particularly identifying immune correlates of protection against infectious diseases.



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