Lance has a Wellcome Trust MB PhD Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, a new funding stream designed for people who gained their PhD before their primary medical degree. Lance works on cellular immune responses to Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). JEV is the most important cause of epidemic encephalitis worldwide and causes much death and severe lasting disability in children in Asia. This research is based in Bangalore and Bellary, both in Karnataka State, India. The work aims to better understand the pathogenesis of Japanese encephalitis, why some people develop such severe disease and others don't, how the live JEV vaccine works and what happens to Flavivirus immune responses in populations already exposed to another Flavivirus.
- Co-ordinator of FLIGHT - the forum for Liverpool infection and global health trainees.