Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Teaching Fellow



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Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Nitya is a Teaching Fellow in the BSc Medical Biosciences programme within the Faculty of Medicine. She is a Fellow of AdvanceHE. 

Nitya received her PhD from the MRC, National Institute for Medical Research, where she utilised a transcriptomic approach to study the activation of dendritic cells in response to mycobacterial infections. She then joined Imperial College London to work with Dr Guy Thwaites on a project investigating how Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage influences the host's innate immune responses. She continued at Imperial College and worked with Dr Brian Robertson on various projects, including utilising novel tools for determining vaccine efficacy in a human challenge model for tuberculosis and investigating the effectiveness of drug-loaded microparticles and anti-microbial peptides for the treatment of tuberculosis.



Whittington AM, Turner FS, Baark F, et al., 2023, An acidic microenvironment in Tuberculosis increases extracellular matrix degradation by regulating macrophage inflammatory responses, Plos Pathogens, Vol:19, ISSN:1553-7366, Pages:1-25

Weng Y, Shepherd D, Liu Y, et al., 2022, Inhibition of the Niemann-Pick C1 protein is a conserved feature of multiple strains of pathogenic mycobacteria, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-16

Rao KU, Henderson DI, Krishnan N, et al., 2021, A broad spectrum anti-bacterial peptide with an adjunct potential for tuberculosis chemotherapy, Scientific Reports, Vol:11, ISSN:2045-2322

Jégouzo SAF, Nelson C, Hardwick T, et al., 2020, Mammalian lectin arrays for screening host–microbe interactions, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol:295, ISSN:0021-9258, Pages:4541-4555


Asher R, Kirwan D, Ashton S, et al., 2021, Glycolysis is a key driver of tissue degradation and remodelling in tuberculosis, WILEY, Pages:98-98, ISSN:0014-2980

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