Joanne Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an honorary consultant neuro-immunologist and group leader. She has been involved in human immunology research in Cambridge since 2003, when she joined Alasdair Coles’ lab for her PhD. She has been an independent PI since 2015, and over recent years her group has developed a particular interest in regulatory T-cell biology.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4974-1371
For a summary of the Jones’ lab current projects please go to: https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/jones-coles-group/human-immunology/
Lorna Jarvis (email@example.com) is a post-doc with a wealth of experience in human immunology, particularly regulatory cell biology. Day-to-day she leads several current projects – including the Pan Immune Project (PIP) and our projects on tissue regulatory cell and regulatory cell metabolism. She was the first/founding Jones lab post-doc, joining in 2015.
Daniel Rainbow (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a post-doc. His PhD (Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory at the University of Oxford) focused on the IL2RA gene that is associated with both multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. With others, he now runs the Immune Ageing Project and provides key genetic support for several other current projects (see projects).
Lou Ellis (email@example.com) is a highly experienced laboratory scientist. In addition to contributing to several current projects and providing technical support for the team, she is the Jones’ group laboratory manager.
Sarah Howlett (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a highly experienced post doc, having worked on embryology and parental imprinting before finding immunology. Her particular expertise is in humanised mouse models. In addition to being a major contributor to several current projects, Sarah runs our work on developing in vitro and in vivo (humanised mouse models) to understand the immunogenicity of cellular therapies.
Hani S. Mousa (email@example.com) is a qualified medical doctor and a post-doc. He completed his PhD in the Jones’ lab where he studied genetic determinants of autoimmunity in selected TNF superfamily genes. He has a particular interest in myeloid and stem cell biology and applies functional genomic techniques to study autoimmunity.
Zoya Georgieva (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a neurology trainee and a PhD student, who joined the lab in 2018. She is interested in understanding T regulatory cell reconstitution post-lymphocyte depletion and in exploring whether low-dose IL-2 can be used to expand functional regulatory cells during immune reconstitution.
Anna Curle (email@example.com) is a second year PhD student who joined the lab in 2020. Anna is interested in understanding the immune environment in the brains of Parkinson’s Disease patients and understanding the immunogenicity of hESC-derived dopaminergic neurons for cellular therapies.
Sarah Alkwai (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an MPhil student who joined the lab in 2021. Her research focuses on optimising methods of expanding human regulatory T cells in the lab, in order to obtain the most highly suppressive and stable end product.