Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Lecturer







Winston Churchill WingSt Mary's Campus





John is a clinical academic working in the Department of Infectious Disease. He recently completed his PhD funded by an MRC clinical research fellowship. His reseach interests include the role of HIV tissue reservoirs and immune dysfunction in HIV persistence. In addition, he is involved in clinical HIV cure intervention studies at the HIV clinical trials centre at St. Marys Hospital



Gupta RK, Peppa D, Hill AL, et al., 2020, Evidence for HIV-1 cure after CCR5 Delta 32/Delta 32 allogeneic haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation 30 months post analytical treatment interruption: a case report, Lancet Hiv, Vol:7, ISSN:2352-3018, Pages:E340-E347

Fidler S, Stӧhr W, Pace M, et al., 2020, A randomized comparison of antiretroviral therapy alone versus antiretroviral therapy with a 'kick-and-kill' approach, on measures of the HIV reservoir amongst participants with recent HIV infection: the RIVER trial, The Lancet, Vol:395, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:888-898

Thornhill J, Lynch K, Skelton J, et al., 2019, Vedolizumab use and the associations between α4β7 expression and HIV reservoir in the gut during treated primary HIV infection, Aids, Vol:33, ISSN:0269-9370, Pages:2268-2271

Thornhill J, Pace M, Genevieve M, et al., 2019, CD32 expressing doublets in HIV infected gut-associated lymphoid are associated with a T follicular helper cell, Mucosal Immunology, Vol:12, ISSN:1933-0219, Pages:1212-1219


Thornhill JP, Carolina H, Lewis H, et al., 2019, HIV reservoir in gut from PHI treated individuals is stable over time and correlates with blood markers of HIV reservoir and inflammation- findings from the HEATHER gut study, WILEY, Pages:40-42, ISSN:1464-2662

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