Dr Jay Laver

UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference
Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th June 2024

Dr Jay Laver

Dr Laver is a Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Microbiology in the Faculty of Medicine. He works closely with the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton and the Southampton NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.
His research focuses on the use of controlled human infection to better understand the factors affecting bacterial colonization and the interaction of colonizing bacteria with the human immune system. He has pioneered the use of genetically modified commensal bacteria as a means to deliver vaccine antigens to the upper respiratory tract mucosa, and develops molecular tools to turn these ‘friendly’ organisms into useful ‘microbial factories’ for therapeutic benefit.

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