Dr Cath Lewis

Currently: I have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship which is aimed at optimizing the herpesvirus-specific CD8 T-cell response, under the supervision of Professor Linda Wooldridge (Bristol), Dr Ian Humphreys (Cardiff) and Professor David Price (Cardiff).

Career Profile: I qualified in veterinary science from the University of Bristol in 2011. During my undergraduate training, I obtained an intercalated BSc in Zoology and gained laboratory research experience in parasitology through a Royal College of Veterinary Science Trust award. Following two years in clinical practice, an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Clinical Veterinary Primer award enabled me to pursue my enthusiasm for research. During the Primer project, in which coronavirus genomes were sequenced from clinical samples, I became particularly interested in the role of the host immune system in chronic viral diseases.