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Professor Ian Humphreys

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Cardiff University

School of Medicine, Systems Immunity University Research Institute


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Ian Humphreys is a Professor of Viral Pathogenesis and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University. He is also Infection Lead and heads COVID-19 activities in the School of Medicine.

His laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms that regulate immune responses to viruses, and seeks to identify immune pathways and molecules than can be therapeutically manipulated to either boost protective antiviral immunity or reduce harmful inflammatory immune responses induced by certain viruses. This research primarily focuses on the herpesvirus cytomegalovirus and influenza, but now extends to SARS-CoV-2 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.