Professor Jane Calvert
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

  • Email: jane.calvert@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7192
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 8900
  • Address: School of Biomedical Sciences
    Medical School
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4HH

Roles and Responsibilities

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences

Qualifications

B.Sc.; M.Sc.; Ph.D.; M.B.A.

Memberships

British Society for Immunology

Research Interests

Antibody and T lymphocyte responses in bird breeder`s lung

Regulation of immunoglobulin isotype production in man

Immunoregulation of polysaccharide antibody responses

Prof Calvert`s research interests focus on various aspects of human immune responses. Current projects include 1) Pigeon intestinal mucin as an antigen in bird breeders` lung. The IgG subclass responses to this antigen have been shown to differ significantly between symptomatic and asymptomatic but antibody positive pigeon fanciers. We have recently identified a novel oligosaccharide epitope on pigeon mucin. Currently research is focused on the investigation of T cell responses to this antigen. 2) Antibody responses to polysaccharide antigens. The mechanisms underlying these responses are being investigated. I collaborate closely in this work with Dr Chris Baldwin.

Postgraduate Supervision

Yes