Amanda is a member of the Ser Cymru team within the Centre for Excellence in Bovine Tuberculosis based in Carwyn James Building.
Her current research activities surround the understanding of host-pathogen interaction at the very early stages of infection leading to disease progression – specifically to investigate the interaction of M. bovis with the innate immune system of the bovine host. Amanda's research activities are supported by a strong background in immunology and most recently comprehensive training in mycobacteriology.
Centre for Excellence in Bovine Tuberculosis research program is underpinned by 3 main themes:
- Fundamental understanding of early innate immune events leading to infectious disease
- Understanding the role of Mycobacterial genetic strain diversity on immune interaction and disease progression
- Development of novel paired diagnostics and vaccine technologies