Stuart Neil's research
Professor of Virology
Department of Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine,
King's College London
1st Floor, CIBCI,
New Hunt's House
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 1UL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 9617
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.