Dr Lucy Jackson-Jones- Senior Lecturer in Immunology. Lucy studied Immunology at the University of Edinburgh before completing a Wellcome Trust funded 4-year PhD in the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, her thesis on the Alternative Activation of Dendritic Cells was completed under the supervision of Prof Andrew MacDonald. Lucy spent two years at the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research in Edinburgh as a PDRA in the laboratory of Prof Judi Allen prior to joining the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences in 2015 as a PDRA in the laboratory of Dr Cecile Benezech. Lucy moved to Lancaster University in Spring 2018 to establish her own group and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2023.

Dr Sheila Macharia – PDRA. Sheila joined the lab in October 2021 and works on an UKRI-MRC research funded project investigating the role of oxidised phospholipids within the pleural space. Sheila’s undergraduate degree was in Human Biology and Biochemistry at Keele University and her Masters degree in Immunology of Infectious Diseases is from LSHTM. During her Masters program Sheila trained in the Diagnostics and Laboratory Systems Program at CDC-KEMRI in Nairobi, Kenya. More recently, Sheila wrote her doctoral thesis on the ‘Role of Eosinophils in Maintenance of Barrier Function during Gastrointestinal Infection’ under the supervision of Prof. Sheena Cruickshank at the University of Manchester.

Chloe BarnesChloe Barnes- PhD Student. Chloe joined the group in December 2021 and works on a collaborative project co-supervised by Dr Mick Urbaniak, Dr John Worthington and Dr Neil Dawson. ‘Investigating the Tropism, Immunology and Pathology of African trypanosomiasis’ Chloe’s PhD studentship is funded by Lancaster University Faculty of Health and Medicine

Otto Wheeler- PhD Student. Otto joined the group in October 2021 and works on a collaborative Immuno-oncology project supervised by Dr Leonie Unterholzner.  ‘How is the immune system alerted to persistent replication stress and DNA damage in keratinocytes during immunosurveillance against cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma?’ Otto’s project is funded by North West Cancer Research.

Ivo Basilio Queijo- MRes Student. Ivo joined the group in October 2023 and is working to understand the role of mesothelial versus immune sources of CXCL10 within the context of bio-persistent fibre exposure of the pleural cavity. Ivo undertook his undergraduate degree at Lancaster University.

Nadia Iqbal (Left) Sheila Macharia, Lucy Jackson-Jones, Alex Hardgrave, Chloe Barnes (Right)
The Jackson-Jones lab August 2023

Lab alumni:

Nadia Iqbal, PhD student 2019-2024, PDRA 2023-2024

Alexander Hardgrave, Research Technician 2021-2023

Michael Voong UGRIP Intern Summer 2023

Karolina Bentkowsksa NWCR Intern Summer 2021

Nadin Fathallah Research Technician 2019-2020