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Research groups

Louise Downs

Louise initially graduated in biological sciences from Imperial College London in 2003 and went on to study graduate medicine at St Georges University of London. Louise is currently a specialised registrar in infectious diseases at Oxford University Hospitals. Louise started her research career with an NIHR funded academic clinical fellowship working with Prof Philippa Matthews on hepatitis B and she is now undertaking a Wellcome funded DPhil looking at HBV biomarkers and improved patient stratification for monitoring and treatment. Louise's DPhil will take her to Kenya for two years where she will establish a new collaboration with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Institite. Louise will develop a cohort of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection to begin an evidence base for provision of HBV diagnostics and treatment. Louise spends most of her other time at home with two small children and her cat.