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Dr Denise Boulanger

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Antigen processing and presentation
  • Tapasin function and downregulation
  • CD8 T cell response

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr. Denise Boulanger is a Senior Research Fellow working with Prof. Edd James on antigen processing and presentation with a focus on tapasin function. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Liege (Belgium) in 1994 working on the neutralisation mechanisms of Bovine viral diarrhoea virus. She developed her expertise in virology and vaccinology in the poxvirus field at the University of Liege (Belgium), at the Compton Animal Health Institute (UK) and at the GSF/TU University in Munich (Germany) where her interest was to develop avipoxviruses as vectors for cancer immunotherapy. Her work since she joined Southampton University in 2002 has been focused on antigen processing and presentation and how modulation of this process impacts CD8 T cell responses.