Dr Hannah M. Cheeseman
Dr Hannah Cheeseman leads the Core Immunology Laboratory within Professor Robin Shattock’s Group of Mucosal Infection and Immunity in the Department of Infectious Disease. Her primary research centres on human clinical vaccine trials for the development of new vaccine candidates, with a particular focus on the generation of systemic and mucosal vaccine-induced immunity.
Hannah was awarded a B.Sc. (Hons) in Veterinary Pathogenesis from Bristol University and an M.Sc. in Immunology and Allergy from the University of Nottingham. Hannah then spent six years working at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Human Immunology Laboratory (IAVI HIL) at Imperial College London before leaving to join Professor Robin Shattock’s team as a PhD student and research assistant. Having gained her PhD in Mucosal Immunology, Hannah took over the running of the Core Immunology Laboratory in 2016.
Hannah is currently involved in several research programs awarded to Professor Robin Shattock and funded by EAVI2020, CEPI, TRACVAC, EPSRC and NIHR. These aim to investigate vaccine-induced immunity to infectious diseases including HIV-1, Chlamydia and SARS-CoV-2.