Gavin Screaton

Gavin Screaton

Professorial Fellow; Professor of Medicine; Head of Medical Sciences Division


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Professor Screaton received his first degree from Cambridge in 1984 before moving to Oxford to complete his medical studies in 1987. He then completed training in general internal medicine and obtained a DPhil from Oxford University in 1998. In 2004 Professor Screaton was appointed to the Chair of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, and became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 2015.  He returned to Oxford as Head of the Medical Sciences Division in October 2017.  His research, which has been supported by a series of fellowships awarded by the MRC and Wellcome Trust, has covered a variety of topics from control of RNA processing and apoptosis to immunology.

Professor Screaton is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and was made a Founder Senior Investigator in the National Institute for Health Research.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The current interests of his laboratory revolve around the immunology of infectious diseases, with a special interest in dengue haemorrhagic fever and Zika, where his research is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust, with active research collaborations in South East Asia.

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