Personal profile

Research interests

My research centers on the function of the tumour microenvironment in tumour progression and metastasis. My particular interest lies in the role of tumour associated macrophages (TAMs). I investigate TAM plasticity, heterogeneity and recruitment, and their function in tumour growth and spread. I have also been investigating the versatile effects of chemokine signalling in the tumour microenvironment.

Supervisory Interests

I supervise projects that investigate tumour associated macrophage subsets and how their gene expression changes in reponse to drug treatments. My projects also study how the pro-tumour macrophages can be selectively targeted for therapeutic purposes.

Education/Academic qualification

Fulbright Scholarship, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, UK

Master, Teratogenic effects of vitamin A and its derivatives, Semmelweis University

PhD, The effects of perinatal steroid treatment on retinoid receptor binding capacity , Semmelweis University

External positions

Review Editor in Inflammation, Frontiers in Immunology

27 Aug 2018 → …


  • RB Pathology
  • cancer
  • tumour associated macrophages
  • inflammation
  • metastasis
  • Q Science (General)
  • chemokines
  • cytokines
  • epithelial-mesenchymal transition


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