Division of Infection and Immunity


IIT Seminar | Dr Zania Stamataki

05 March 2020, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

'Hepatocytes delete regulatory T cells by enclysis, a new pathway for immune regulation'

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Dr Joe Grove (Host)


UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus
Rowland Hill Street
United Kingdom

Dr Zania Stamataki of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at University of Birmingham will be speaking at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series on Thursday 5 March. The seminar will be held in TR14 at the UCL Medical School Royal Free Campus.

All are welcome to attend. If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

About the speaker

Dr Stamataki is a liver immunologist with expertise in chronic inflammation and viral infection. She completed a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship leading to senior lectureship at the University of Birmingham. During her fellowship, she re-carved her niche from hepatitis C virus (HCV) immunology, to reflect shifting clinical need following the unprecedented success of HCV antivirals. Dr Stamataki’s team discovered that hepatocytes delete regulatory T cells in a process we termed ‘enclysis’ (Davies et al, 2019, Cell Reports), they are exploring enclysis as a target for patient benefit.

Dr Stamataki’s expertise lies in building models to study immune function in drug discovery using tissue microenvironments, and since her PhD at Imperial College and postdoctoral work in Cambridge and Birmingham, she has learned to handle large data sets in translational settings. Her team holds MTAs and collaborates with AZ, UCB, Immunocore and Dr Falk Pharma and they developed in vitro, new ex vivo and in vivo models to discover novel therapies for liver diseases.

Dr Stamataki is an outward-looking academic with leadership training from national flagship programmes (Aurora by Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, SUSTAIN by Academy of Medical Sciences), and she is passionate about supporting Early Career Researchers to reach their full potential (Director of ECR Training at College of Medical and Dental Sciences).

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