- Senior Research Associate, CU Dept of Medicine
Mark Wills research interests are in the immune response to the persistent/latent Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV). Mark has a particular interest in the T cell response to HCMV, how memory CD4 and CD8 T cells are generated and maintained and how these T cells recognize virus infected cells while the virus utilizes multiple immune evasion strategies to prevent it being eliminated from infected individuals. Mark also has a research interest in Natural Killer cells and HCMV immune evasion of this part of the innate immune system.
Mark has been in Cambridge for over 16 years and now has his own research group based in the Dept of Medicine at the Addenbrookes Hospital site funded by both the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council.
He supervised Part 1B Pathology for Wolfson College for over 10 years and was a senior member before becoming a fellow in 2009. Mark is a member of the Society of General Microbiology and the British Society of Immunology. Mark is a keen amateur photographer.