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Research Divisions

Research in the Department is arranged into 'Divisions' for the purposes of grouping various research themes and teaching activities. Three of these Divisions are located at Tennis Court Road, with the remaining two located at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Tennis Court Road

  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
    • Division Head: Professor Nabeel Affara
    • Research: Research interests include cancer; apoptosis and cell injury; chromosomal abnormalities; papillomavirus carcinogenesis and vaccine development; tissue regeneration; angiogenesis; cell signalling; genomics and stem cell biology.
    • Lab Manager: Mr Stephen Mitchell
    • Teaching: Aspects of Cellular Molecular Pathology are taught in the 2nd year (Part IB) and the 3rd year (Part II) courses in Pathology and in the Graduate Education Programme.
    • Contact: sec.cmp@path.cam.ac.uk
  • Immunology
    • Division Head: Professor John Trowsdale
    • Research: Research interests include; antibody structure and function; regulation of autoimmune disease; immunology in pregnancy; genetic and functional relationships between immune receptors; biology of NK cells and therapeutic immunology.
    • Lab Manager: Mr Stephen Mitchell
    • Teaching: Aspects of Immunology are taught in the 2nd year (Part IB) and the 3rd year (Part II) courses in Pathology and in the Graduate Education Programme.
    • Contact: sec.imm@path.cam.ac.uk
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
    • Division Head: Dr Gillian Fraser
    • Research: Research interests include; (in Microbiology) Bacterial motility and flagella biogenesis; mechanisms of entry of bacteria into mammalian cells; bacterial toxin export and multi-drug efflux; (in Parasitology) Genome analysis of Toxoplasma gondii; epidemiology, immunology and functional genomics of human schistosomiasis; genomic variation, gene expression and biology of in African trypanosomes.
    • Lab Manager: Mr Stephen Mitchell
    • Teaching: Aspects of Microbiology and Parasitology are taught in the 2nd year (Part IB) and the 3rd year (Part II) courses in Pathology and in the Graduate Education Programme.
    • Contact: sec.mpd@path.cam.ac.uk

Addenbrooke's Hospital

  • Molecular Histopathology
    • Division Head: Professor Nick Coleman
    • Research: Research interests include: Virus and host mechanisms in cervical carcinogenesis, epigenetic determinants of human papillomavirus oncogene expression, molecular pathology of lymphoma, mechanisms of lymphomagenesis, Wnt pathway signalling in colorectal cancer, bowel cancer screening, non-coding RNAs in malignant germ cell tumours, novel genetic markers for blood-based monitoring of childhood cancers
    • Lab Manager: Mrs Deborah Walsh
    • Teaching: The Division organises clinical pathology teaching in the Cambridge clinical course. Aspects of Molecular Histopathology are also taught in 2nd year (Part IB) and the 3rd year (Part II) undergraduate courses in Pathology and in the Graduate Education Programme.
    • Contact: sec.mhp@path.cam.ac.uk
  • Virology
    • Division Head: Professor Ian Goodfellow
    • Research interests include; the replication mechanisms of influenza A virus, the molecular biology of positive strand RNA viruses (caliciviruses, picornavirus), translational control of virus gene expression (coronaviruses and retroviruses), gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis and immune evasion, herpes simplex virus latency, herpesvirus entry, assembly and egress and the pathogenesis of human papillomavirus infections. There are close links with research groups in the School of Clinical Medicine, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology located on the Addenbrooke's Hospital Site and research groups located at the Cambridge Veterinary School.
    • Lab Manager: Mrs Deborah Walsh
    • Teaching: Aspects of Virology are taught in the 2nd year (Part IB) and the 3rd year (Part II) courses in Pathology and in the Graduate Education Programme.
    • Contact: sec.vir@path.cam.ac.uk