Persephone Borrow, PhD

Persephone Borrow, PhDDr Borrow obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1985, and a PhD degree, also from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1989. She then carried out postdoctoral research with Dr Michael Oldstone at The Scripps Research Institute, USA, becoming an Assistant Member (Assistant Professor) there in 1995. In 1997, she moved back to the UK to lead the Viral Immunology Group at the newly-established Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research in Compton; and in 2005 she joined the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM) at the University of Oxford, where she is currently a Reader and a Jenner Institute Investigator. Her current research focuses on innate and T cell responses in acute and early HIV-1 infection, aiming to define protective components of the host response and viral strategies for subverting immune control, to inform the rational design of effective strategies for HIV prophylaxis and therapy.

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