I am a BRC and James Martin School funded Post Doctoral Researcher in the OVG lab, mainly working on B cell studies based around the clinical trials. Prior to working in OVG I completed and MSc in Immunology at Kings College London, followed by an 18 month post as a Guest Researcher in the Respiratory Diseases Branch at CDC in Atlanta. I completed my PhD with Andy at OVG, finishing in 2008. My main focus now is on B cell responses to vaccine antigens and I have developed assays to identify antigen specific B cells by ELISpot and Flow Cytometry. This work has been applied to studies both in the UK and in Fiji where the data are being used to help optimise pneumococcal vaccine schedules.