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Stuart Neil

Stuart Neil's research

Professor of Virology

NEW Stuart NeilDepartment of Infectious Diseases

2nd Floor, Borough Wing

King's College London
Guy's Hospital,

Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7188 8279
Fax: +44 (0)20 7188 3385


Stuart received his PhD from UCL in 2001 under the supervision of Professor Mary Collins. As a post-doc he worked for Prof Robin Weiss at UCL on various aspects of HIV cellular biology, before taking up a position in the group of Prof Paul Bieniasz at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York. Here he characterized the role of the Vpu protein in overcoming a restriction of HIV-1 particle release. Specifically, he was the first to show that Vpu counteracted an interferon-regulated activity that retained enveloped virus particles on cell surfaces by a physical protein tether. Using these observations he cloned tetherin/BST2 as the antiviral protein responsible. Stuart returned to the UK in 2008 to take up a position at Kings College London with a Wellcome Career Development Fellowship. Over the subsequent time Stuart’s group has developed research interests in many aspects of HIV-1 cell biology and immunology, as well as recent forays into the pathophysiology Ebola Virus.

He is currently a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow and was appointed Professor of Virology in 2015.

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