Department of Infectious Diseases
3rd Floor, Borough Wing
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
King's College London
Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Chad Swanson received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania for his work in Professor Michael Malim's lab analysing how retroviral nuclear export elements regulate HIV-1 Gag trafficking and virion assembly. He then continued as postdoctoral fellow in the Malim lab performing a genetic screen to identify cellular proteins that regulate HIV-1 Gag expression. In 2007, he was awarded a Research Councils UK (RCUK) Academic Fellowship and was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Infectious Diseases in 2012.
The Swanson lab uses a combination of molecular, biochemical and genetic techniques to study how cellular RNA binding proteins regulate HIV-1 replication, Ebola virus replication and CD4 T cell gene expression and function.