Gabriele Pollara

Gabriele Pollara

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Medical Microbiology








Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

TB, immunopathogenesis, systems immunology



I’m a clinician scientist interested in translating the immunopathogenesis of disease into novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies.

I graduated from UCL MB PhD programme, having undertaken my PhD studies investigating host-pathogen interactions between human dendritic cells and herpes simplex virus. I then undertook a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship with the aim to identify protective immune responses in human TB infection, making use of the human tuberculin skin test challenge model to gain insights into molecular responses to TB infection at the tissue level.

My current interests focus on understanding the immune components that drive pathology and protection in TB infection, seeking pathways that are amenable to host-directed therapies, as well as to identify correlates of protection following vaccination.


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Available at UCL Research Portal