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Dr Eddie Wang

Reader (Viral Immunology)

Cardiff University


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Eddie started his research career studying Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-specific CD8+ T-cells, demonstrating their expanded and oligoclonal nature through a PhD at Cambridge University, and continued it as a Beit Memorial Fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, where he generated the first Death Receptor 3 (TNFR superfamily member) knockout mouse, establishing the latter’s role in control of inflammatory/autoimmune disease and viral infection. Eddie has been at Cardiff University since 2000. His current research primarily covers the biology and cellular immunology relating to HCMV, specialising in its evasion of natural killer and T cells. This is the expertise he is directing towards SARS-CoV-2 infection as part of the UK-CIC. More details of the HCMV work can be seen at www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-units/viral-immunology-research-group.