Paul J Lehner FRCP FMedSci FRS

Paul Lehner

Joined the Board in October 2023

Paul Lehner is Professor of Immunology and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, and Honorary Consultant in infectious diseases. He trained in medicine and infectious diseases in London, undertook his PhD at Cardiff University and post-doctoral training at Yale University, US. His work sits at the interface between immunology, cell biology and virology and uses functional genetic and proteomic technologies to study how viruses interact with, and evade recognition of, the human immune system. His identification of epigenetic pathways for silencing intra- and extra-chromosomal DNA include his discovery of the Human Silencing Hub (HUSH), an epigenetic transcriptional repressor complex which protects the vertebrate genome from the products of reverse transcription.

He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2004) and a Fellow of the Royal Society (2022).

Read Paul’s full profile on the lab’s website.