University of Dundee

Cell Signalling and Immunology

 Welcome to the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology (CSI). CSI is the most recently formed Division in the School of Life Sciences and hosts research groups whose work is relevant to the pathologies associated with cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, autoimmunity and allergy.  A common theme that links the activities of the 8 different groups is a shared interest in the mechanisms that cells use to sense external signals such as those detected by various receptors in the immune system on the one hand and on the other, internal signals that indicate changes in cellular metabolic activity and energy status.  Remarkably, the biochemical ‘wiring’ underlying these diverse systems is often overlapping providing unexpected opportunities for collaboration among the different groups in CSI.  CSI is planning to expand its activities and would like to hear from scientists at any career stage with overlapping or complementary interests considering relocating to Dundee.

Principal Investigators

Professor Simon Arthur
Professor of Immune Signalling and Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology
Signaling networks that control inflammation
Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci
Professor of Cellular Immunology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
T-lymphocyte signal transduction
Professor Grahame Hardie FRS, FRSE, FMedSci
Professor of Cellular Signalling
The LKB1-AMPK signalling cascade
Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FRSB
Professor of Molecular Physiology and joint Deputy Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology
Hormonal, nutrient and stress-mediated modulation of fuel and energy metabolism
Dr Henry McSorley
Principal Investigator and joint Deputy Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology
Dr. Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez
Principal Investigator


Dr Sharon Matthews
Dr Alan Prescott FRSB
Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology
The role of the cytoskeleton in cell specific differentiation
Dr. Mahima Swamy
Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Immune interactions at the intestinal epithelium
Professor Jenny Woof FRSB, FHEA
Professor and Associate Dean (Quality & Academic Standards)
Dr Tony Ly
Principal Investigator


Professor Paul Crocker FRSE
Professor of Glycoimmunology
Glycan-dependent regulation of immune and inflammatory responses
Dr Peter Taylor
Research Associate in Molecular Physiology
Mechanisms of amino acid transport across mammalian cell membranes
Professor Colin Watts FRS FRSE FMedSci
Professor of Immunobiology
The Cell Biology of the Immune System