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Prof Christine Kinnon
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London
WC1N 1EH
Tel: 020 7905 2880
Appointment
  • Professor of Molecular Immunology
  • ICH - Molecular Immunology Unit
  • Dept of Infection & Immunity
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences
 
 
Biography

Education/Qualifications
1978 BSc (Hons) Class 2:1 in Biochemistry,University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1984 PhD Immunology, Imperial Cancer Research Fund/University College London

Professional History 
1978-1980 Non-degree graduate student/ Staff Research Associate, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
1984-1986 Life Sciences Research Fund Post-Doctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
1986-1991 Lecturer in Immunology and Genetics, Institute of Child Health
1991-1995 Senior Lecturer in Molecular Immunology,  Institute of Child Health
1995-1998 Reader in Molecular Immunology, Institute of Child Health


Research Summary

My research has involved the elucidation of the molecular and cellular defects in inherited immunodeficiency disorders which has resulted in our identification of several disease causing genes. We are now investigating the functions of the protein products of these genes, in both health and disease. We are translating the results of this basic research into new and improved strategies for treatment, principally by the development of techniques for the cure of these disorders by somatic gene therapy techniques.

We have initiated phase I clinical trials for the treatment of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficient SCID, X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome using gene therapy techniques. 

Teaching Summary

Student Supervision: I have supervised research students at BSc, MSc, MPhil and PhD level, seeing 15 PhD students to completion as Primary supervisor.

 Lecturing: I have been responsible for teaching on a variety of under-graduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) courses within and external to UCL throughout the year, including a number of European Summer Schools. I am currently teaching on the following courses: UCL INIM3005 Immunodeficiency and therapeutics; UCL CHLDGX05 Molecular and Genetic Basis of Paediatrics; UCL CHLDGG03 Molecular Aspects of Cell and Gene Therapy; KCL MIMM103 Immune Disorders and Infection; GKT 6BBYG305 Genes, Genetic Disease and Gene Therapy; University of Oxford MSc in Integrated Immunology.

 Management of Teaching: Since 2009 I have been Director of Teaching and Learning (Divisional Graduate Tutor – Taught Courses) at ICH. I am Vice Dean for Education in the new Faculty of Population Health Sciences (since 2011). I developed and run the new UCL MSc in Cell and Gene Therapy (since 2011).

 

Academic Background
1978 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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