Ilona Baraniak PhD & Post Doctoral Associate 2013-2018

Ilona joined as a lowly PhD student and subsequently stayed on as a Post Doc.

After PNAS, 2x JID paper and EbioMedicine papers Ilona decided the bench life was not for her and, instead, has moved to Munich to begin life as a Biosciences Consultant and a doting wife!

Henry Barrow Student & Research Technician 2016-2018

Henry leaves us after joining us an undergraduate summer student, project student and then researcher technician.

Henry is another one from the lab who is on the Cambridge Wellcome Trust PhD programme and is now a fully paid up member of Stephen Graham's lab at Cambridge.

Nick Peters Post Doctoral Associate 2015-2017

Nick joined us as when he was an F2 academic for 3 years. Nick trained in Geoff Smith's lab at Imperial (now at Cambridge) identifying  DNA-PK as a DNA sensor of the Vaccinia Virus genome and, importantly, identified the viral protein that countered it.

Nick has moved with his new family to Edinburgh where he will complete his medical training and maybe return to the bench one day.

Sneha Anand Post Doctoral Research Associate 2017

Sneha joined us to work on HCMV and cyclosporins for a short time before moving to a new position with Terry Rabbits at Oxford.

Liane Dupont Research Technician 2014-2015

Liane stayed on after her undergraduate project to continue her studies of CMV biology.

She then moved to Cambridge on a Wellcome Trust PhD studentship where she is currently asking big questions in the laboratory of Paul Lehner

Gokhan Tut Research Technician 2013-2014

Gokhan joined us from Imperial instantly tuning the lab radio to Magic FM. We finally worked out how to change it when Gokhan left to start his PhD at Warwick University and is currently a Post Doctoral researcher in Prof. Paul Moss's lab in Birmingham.

Amy Jacob Wellcome Summer Student 2014

Amy worked for 8 weeks with us after winning a Wellcome Trust Summer studentship which supports students between the second and third years of their undergraduate studies to carry out original research in a host lab. Amy went back to get her degree and an MSc and is now studying for a PhD with NIBSC/Imperial in the HSV laboratory of Mike Nicol.


Jessica Allen-Hytinnen (2018 Rotation)

Scott Layzell (2018 Rotation)

Matthew Murray (2015-2019)

Ilona Baraniak (2013-2017)



Rebecca Matthews

Kavita Patel


Rebecca Mason


Madeleine Poulter; Toby Langstone


Femke Grute (Erasmus student), Manivel Lodha, Kevin Kiesworo


Henry Barrow, Michaela Antoni, Paula Olaizola Rebe, Olivia Gravito


Janusha Panchalingham


Tolu Ayeni



Delia Cretu, Louisa Harding-Perrott, Cherilyn Lee, Zach Moulder


Karen Serrano Arevalo, Teresa Mergia, Nathaly Bonilla Medrano


Lily Du, Stephanie Choi, Declan Brogan


Bethany Schneiderman, Chinedu Onyerindu, Charles Katz-Summercorn


Maria Shamin, Jamal Seddougui


Daisy Newberry


Liane Dupont, Jessica Hill

Visiting Scientists/Summer Interns


Yumna Begum (Nuffield Foundation)


Cherilyn Lee, Saima Siddiqui, Ernest Abaya (Nuffield Foundation)


Isabella Sodi, Joshua Ho, Emily Ambrose


Henry Blest, Lauren Woodburn


Nathan Moore


Ryan Koh

Previous Students

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