Alexandra J Spencer
Senior Immunologist, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Spencer obtained a BMedSc (Hons) degree, majoring in Immunology and Microbiology, from the University of Sydney in 2001, followed by a PhD in Experimental Medicine for work carried out at the Centenary Institute, University of Sydney, investigating the effects of antigenic competition on CD4+ T cell activation.
Alex joined the Jenner Institute in 2006 to apply her knowledge of basic T cell biology to study the immune response induced by viral vectored vaccines. Over the years she has investigated molecular adjuvants, vaccination regimens and alternative vaccine platforms for their ability to induce and boost the immune response in a number of different pre-clinical models. She has also been involved in establishing and performing immunology assays on clinical trials samples in Oxford and at overseas research sites.