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Dr Kevin Couper (PhD) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer

Tel: +44161 275 1743

Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,4.012 AV Hill Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT




Kevin is a MRC Career Development Fellow in the Immunology Research Group in the Faculty of Life Sciences

Kevin graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1999.  Kevin then completed a PhD at the University of Strathclyde in 2003 with Professor Jim Alexander, studying the immune response to the related protozoan parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium chabaudi AS.  Kevin then completed two post-doctoral positions, first at the Trudeau Institute, USA, and then at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, studying how protective and regulatory immune responses develop and function during Toxoplasma gondii and malaria infections.  Kevin became a lecturer at LSHTM in 2008 and was awarded a MRC Career Development Award in 2009 to define the parasitological and immunological basis of cerebral pathology during murine experimental cerebral.  Kevin moved to the University of Manchester in 2012 to study the immune response to malaria infection.