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Kate Attfield

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

I joined Professor Lars Fugger’s research group in 2008, where I started working on a number of humanized in vivo models for multiple sclerosis (MS), with a particular focus on understanding the role of HLA class I alleles in protecting against the disease. 

With ever increasing resolution of the human genome by perpetually evolving DNA sequencing technologies, and their interpretation thereafter, this has since unravelled previously unknown or undetectable genetic risk variants associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). My research aims, as well as the group as a whole, is to determine how these risk variants work at the functional level to confer disease risk. 

As well as my main research, I am also a D.Phil supervisor and an invited member on two University of Oxford research ethics committees.

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