Name: Dr Rachel Allen
Position: Senior Lecturer in Immunology of Infection, Head of the Graduate School
Research Institute: Infection & Immunity
Tel: 0208 725 3085
Innate immune receptors, MHC, HLA-B27, LILR, antigen presenting cells, macrophages, dendritic cells.
Dr Rachel Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Immunology of Infection and Associate Dean (Research Degrees). She joined St George’s in 2007 as a Lecturer and specialises in the field of innate immune receptors and their ability to amplify or inhibit immune activity in disease.
Dr Allen obtained her D.Phil (1998) in Immunology at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford in Professor Andrew McMichael’s laboratory investigating HLA B27 proteins. Following this she held a post-doctoral position in the Department of Pathology, Cambridge University (2004) where she was subsequently awarded a Beit Memorial Fellowship to study the recognition of HLA B27 by innate immune receptors.