Career

Career Summary

2019-

2015-

2007-2015

FMH Associate Dean Postgraduate Research

Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, UEA

   Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, UEA

 

1994-2005

   Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright UK.

 
1991-1994

   Research Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts, USA

 
1987-1991

   Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussets, USA

 
1984-1987

   Postdoctoral Fellow, St Louis University Medical School, St Louis, Missouri, USA

 
1984

   PhD Biochemistry, Imperial College, University of London

 
1980

   BSc Biochemistry, Imperial College, University of London.

 

Biography

After completing her PhD in biochemistry and genetics in London, Penny moved to Washington University Medical School, St Louis  to study lysosomal storage diseases and the intracellular trafficking of lysosomal enzymes by the mannose 6-phosphate receptor. She subsequently moved to Harvard Medical School to investigate vascular growth factors in angiogenesis, development and vascular remodelling during pulmonary hypertension.  She was recruited to the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, and investigated how viral proteins inhibit inflammatory and innate immune responses during DNA and RNA virus infection. Now at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, she studies cellular innate immune responses to viruses, including interferon signalling, RNA interference, stress and autophagy. She investigates how autophagy regulates the innate resonses to influenza virus and Sindbis virus and has an interest in how genotype affects the suceptability to infection.

 

 

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