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Anna obtained her BSc in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and was awarded a PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Bonn, Germany in 2009, studying antigen cross-presentation and tolerance induction in the liver in Professor Percy Knolle’s lab. She then moved to the lab of Professor Mala Maini at UCL, UK, working on T cell exhaustion in chronic viral hepatitis B patients. In autumn 2017 she was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Infectious Diseases at King's.

Her research focuses on the metabolic regulation of human T cell responses in the context of chronic antigen stimulation, such as found in viral infections and cancer. She is especially interested in the oncogenic Epstein-Barr virus.

Anna is a founding member and treasurer of the British Society for Immunology (BSI) Immunometabolism Affinity Group.