Welsh Crucible 2011
David is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity. Studying new therapies for treating infectious diseases and cancer. He completed a DPhil at Green College – Oxford University through an MRC funded DPhil position at the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) under the supervision of Dr George Gao and Professor John Bell. David spent 3 years studying T cell antigen recognition and activation using molecular, biochemical, crystallographic and cellular techniques. During his time at Oxford, David collaborated with a number of individuals who have been highly involved in his research career: Dr Bent Jakobsen (T cell immunologist) from Immunocore LTD; Dr Pierre Rizkallah (Crystallographer), at Daresbury Laboratories; Professor Andrew Sewell (T cell immunologist), who, at the time, was based in the Peter Medawar building in Oxford.
2016 Update: David is now a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University.