Imperial College London

Dr Melissa Shea Hamilton

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3670s.hamilton




Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus





Shea Hamilton is a Research Fellow in Paediatric Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on the identification of host protein biomarkers to improve disease diagnosis in resource-limited settings, evaluate treatment outcome and identify early markers of disease progression. Her diseases of interest include Tuberculosis and Typhoid.



von Both U, Berk M, Agapow P-M, et al., 2018, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Exploits a Molecular Off Switch of the Immune System for Intracellular Survival, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322

Khara JS, Obuobi S, Wang Y, et al., 2017, Disruption of drug-resistant biofilms using de novo designed short α-helicalantimicrobial peptides with idealized facial amphiphilicity, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol:57, ISSN:1878-7568, Pages:103-114

Lewin A, Hamilton S, Witkover A, et al., 2016, Free serum haemoglobin is associated with brain atrophy in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis [version 1; peer review: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations], Wellcome Open Research, Vol:1, ISSN:2398-502X

Khara JS, Priestman M, Uhia I, et al., 2016, Unnatural amino acid analogues of membrane-active helical peptides with anti-mycobacterial activity and improved stability, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol:71, ISSN:1460-2091, Pages:2181-2191

Anderson ST, Kaforou M, Brent AJ, et al., 2014, Diagnosis of Childhood Tuberculosis and Host RNA Expression in Africa, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:370, ISSN:1533-4406, Pages:1712-1723

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