Peter Openshaw, MD, PhD

Imperial College London


Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College, honorary consultant physician at St Mary’s Hospital (ICHT). First clinician President of the British Society for Immunology (2014), European Councilor of the Society for Mucosal Immunology, BRC Theme lead on Infection (ICHT), Francis Crick Institute Satellite (2015), NIHR Senior Clinical Investigator. Chanock Award (2012), for lifetime contribution to RSV research; Croonian lecture (2013) on influenza pandemics.

Research Interests in T cell immunology, developing new methods of characterizing T cells (especially intracellular cytokine staining). Specialist in lung immunology, viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis. Worked on extensively on mouse models of respiratory syncytial virus and influenza infection and led a consortium (‘MOSAIC’) studying immunopathogenesis in hospitalized patients with influenza. Now directs studies of human volunteers experimentally infected with RSV. Has co-authored over 200 scientific manuscripts (h-index 52).