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Teresa Lambe

Associate Professor and Principal Investigator at The University of Oxford

Teresa Lambe is an Associate Professor and Principal Investigator in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. Prof Lambe’s specific areas of expertise include zoonotic disease description, vaccine development and clinical trial assessment of interventions. She continues to work on vaccines against globally important diseases including Ebola, Influenza, Nipah, MERS, and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

Prof Lambe is one of the Principal Investigators overseeing the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine programme. In January 2020, Teresa co-designed the vaccine, led the preclinical studies and then oversaw the delivery of the immune results needed to support regulatory approval of the vaccine in late 2020. The vaccine has been delivered to nearly half a billion people worldwide and has played a pivotal role in the fight against COVID-19. Prof. Lambe was awarded an honorary OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2021.