Following the speck: pattern recognition receptors in bacterial infections

Professor Clare Bryant, PhD, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Clare Bryant is Professor of Innate Immunity at the University of Cambridge. She graduated in Physiology and Biochemistry, then qualified as a veterinary surgeon, but decided to focus on research rather than clinical work. After completing a PhD at the University of London she worked as a Wellcome Research Fellow with Professor Sir John Vane in London before moving to Cambridge. Her research is focused on understanding how bacterial pathogens are detected by host cell receptors. Her work involves collaborations with mathematicians, physicists and chemists to understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms involved in host-pathogen interactions. She is a member of the GSK Immunology Catalyst.

Supported by the Australasian Society of Immunology Visiting Speaker Program.