Cell biology and molecular pathogenesis

Our research is aimed at understanding human infectious and genetic diseases at the molecular and cellular level.

Lab leader

Dr Naomi Bishop

Lecturer, College of Science, Health and Engineering

The main aim of our research is to improve our understanding of human infectious and genetic diseases at the genetic, molecular and cellular levels, with the long-term goals of improving and designing diagnostic, and therapeutic, tools and agents.

Specific interests include:

Complex genetic diseases

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders: autism, schizophrenia
  • Psychiatric disorders: psychosis bipolar disorder
  • Neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's diseases
  • Medical conditions: deafness, cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders

Microbes and immunity in health and disease

  • Health and the microbiome
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Immune-brain interactions

Cell biology in health and disease

  • Endocytosis, autophagy and secretion dysfunction in human disease