Our researchers - Dr Lance Turtle
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Dr Lance Turtle is a senior clinical lecturer/honorary consultant in infectious diseases and Wellcome clinical intermediate clinical career development fellow. Lance works on emerging virus infections, particularly arboviruses, EV-71 and, since 2020, SARS-CoV-2. Lance works on the immunological interactions and T cell cross-reactivity between flaviviruses (e.g. JEV, dengue, yellow fever) with Tom Solomon (Liverpool), Britta Urban (LSTM), and Paul Klenerman (Oxford), as well as on SARS-CoV-2 with the ISARIC4C and UK-CIC consortia.
Current research interests include immunity to and pathogenesis of COVID-19, pathogenesis of arboviral disease, imported arboviral infection, brain infections, and immune cross reactivity between flaviviruses. Lance’s work is funded by the Wellcome Trust, UKRI, EU Horizon 2020, and the UK Dept. of Health. Clinical interests include high consequence infections (eg MERS, VHF), brain infections, and infections in immunocompromised patients.