Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Honorary Senior Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3775g.mclean




Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Gary McLean is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Airway Disease Infection Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute.

His prior research on blood cell development, immune responses to human viral pathogens and molecular studies of antibody generation were performed in North America.

Currently his research investigates immune responses to rhinovirus infections and the role of microvesicles in the spread of respiratory viral infections - the aim of his research is to generate novel therapeutic interventions or a protective vaccine to rhinovirus.








Touabi L, Aflatouni F, McLean GR, 2021, Mechanisms of Rhinovirus Neutralisation by Antibodies, Viruses-basel, Vol:13

Ellis P, Somogyvari F, Virok DP, et al., 2021, Decoding Covid-19 with the SARS-CoV-2 Genome, Current Genetic Medicine Reports, Vol:9, Pages:1-12

Siddiqui S, Hackl S, Ghoddusi H, et al., 2020, IgA binds to the AD-2 epitope of glycoprotein B and neutralizes human cytomegalovirus, Immunology, Vol:162, ISSN:0019-2805, Pages:314-327

Abo-zeid Y, Williams GR, Touabi L, et al., 2020, An investigation of rhinovirus infection on cellular uptake of poly (glycerol-adipate) nanoparticles, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol:589, ISSN:0378-5173

Abo-zeid Y, Ismail NSM, McLean GR, et al., 2020, A molecular docking study repurposes FDA approved iron oxide nanoparticles to treat and control COVID-19 infection, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol:153, ISSN:0928-0987

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