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Dr Emily Lees

Fellow, Junior Research Fellow

Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Department of Pediatrics

PhD (Cantab), MBChB (Sheffield)

I started my paediatric training in Liverpool, in an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow post, training in the fields of Paediatrics, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Infectious Diseases. Following this, I completed my PhD as part of the Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme, based at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge / Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Here, I undertook a project modelling the interactions of Salmonellae with the human intestinal epithelium, using stem cell derived intestinal organoids, with a particular interest in Typhoid disease-causing strains of Salmonella. I commenced my Clinical Lecturer post at the University of Oxford in March 2020, and during this time have been expanding on this work, having received a grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences. This work has thus far been undertaken at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where I was appointed as a non-stipendiary Research Fellow from September 2021-2024. Whilst in my lectureship, alongside delivering teaching for medical students at the University of Oxford, I have been continuing my clinical training in paediatrics, and am currently completing my sub-speciality training in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases.