Craig W Roberts
University of Strathclyde
Craig W. Roberts obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Parasitology from the University of Glasgow and then completed a PhD in Immunology at the University of Strathclyde. During his PhD he studied Immunological control of Toxoplasma gondii infection. A Fulbright Scholarship allowed him to spend 2 years in the USA where he continued his work on this protozoan parasite at the University of Chicago. He is currently active in 3 broad areas: (i) the interaction of Toxoplasma gondii with it’s host and how this knowledge can be harnessed to effectively control or vaccinate against this parasite. (ii) the influence of sex and pregnancy associated hormones on immunity (iii) identification, validation and exploitation of antimicrobial targets in Acanthamoeba.