Dr Christopher Duncan
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases
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- Telephone: +44 (0)191 2082796
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- Address: Room M3.121
3rd Floor, Leech Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
- Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University
- Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Faculty Fellowship, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, 2017-2018
- NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Newcastle University, 2014-2016
- Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases and G(I)M, Northern Deanery, 2013-2017
- Welcome Trust Research Training Fellowship for Clinicians, University of Oxford 2010-2013
- Phizackerley Senior Scholarship, Balliol College Oxford 2012-2013
- Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford, 2009-2010
- Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases and G(I)M, West of Scotland Deanery, 2007-2013
- BMed Sci (1st Class Hons.) University of Aberdeen, 2001
- MB ChB (Distinction) University of Aberdeen, 2003
- MRCP (ID) Royal College of Physicians, 2006
- DPhil University of Oxford, 2014
- Sample access committee, Newcastle Academic Health Partners Bioresource
- Joint Research Scientific Executive Committee
- Member, Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP)
- Member: BIA, BSI, ESID
- Peer reviewer (NEJM, BMJ, JID etc.)
I am a practicing clinician, and do regular clinics in adult infectious diseases and a joint clinic with colleagues in Immunology. My specialist interests include viral disease, primary immune disorders, infection in the immunocompromised host, and pyrexia of unknown origin.
My research aims to define protective and deleterious mechanisms of innate antiviral immunity, to better understand their contribution to severe viral disease pathogenesis. I seek insight through the dissection of monogenic disorders of innate immune signalling, to shed light on the normal action and regulation of these pathways, and how their perturbation leads to disease.
The type I interferon system is an exemplar of the importance of balance in immune signalling. We have shown that interferon signalling is essential to human antiviral immunity, but dysregulated responses can also drive inflammatory disease.
I have a longstanding interest in antiviral responses in macrophages, tissue-resident phagocytic cells which play important roles in protection and homeostasis, but which also act as potent mediators of deleterious inflammation. A particular focus are microglia, the resident macrophages of the brain parenchyma.
We employ cutting-edge techniques of disease modelling, combining CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in human primary cells with studies in model organisms.
I work closely with Professor Sophie Hambleton's Primary Immunodeficiency Group: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/sophie.hambleton
- Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship (2018-2021)
- British Infection Association, Research Fellowship (2017-2018)
- MRC Confidence in Concept (2017-2018)
- Academy of Medical Sciences, Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers (2014-2016)
- British Infection Association, Project Grant (2014-2016)
BMS3021: Immunology lecturer and seminar leader
I coordinate Infectious Diseases teaching for the Physician Associate PG Diploma.
I supervise MRes and PhD students, and welcome enquiries.
- Ryan L, Heed A, Foster J, Valappil M, Schmid ML, Duncan CJA. Acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with intravenous aciclovir in adults: incidence and risk factors in clinical practice. International Journal of Infectious Disease 2018, 74, 97-99.
- Duncan CJA, Charlton F, Bower M, Price DA. The unholy trinity of human herpesvirus 8-associated malignancy in a person living with HIV-1. AIDS 2018, 32(3), 404–406.
- Duncan CJA, Dinnigan E, Theobald R, Grainger A, Skelton AJ, Hussain R, Willet JDP, Swan DJ, Coxhead J, Thomas MF, Thomas J, Zamvar V, Slatter MA, Cant AJ, Engelhardt KR, Hambleton S. Early-onset autoimmune disease due to a heterozygous loss-of-function mutation in TNFAIP3 (A20). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2018, 77(5), 783-786.
- Bliss CM, Drammeh A, Bowyer G, Sanou GS, Jagne YJ, Ouedraogo O, Edwards NJ, Tarama C, Ouedraogo N, Ouedraogo M, NjieJobe J, Diarra A, Afolabi MO, Tiono AB, Yaro JB, Adetifa UJ, Hodgson SH, Anagnostou NA, Roberts R, Duncan CJ, Cortese R, Viebig NK, Leroy O, Lawrie AM, Flanagan KL, Kampmann B, Imoukhuede EB, Sirima SB, Bojang K, Hill AV, Nebie I, Ewer KJ. Viral Vector Malaria Vaccines Induce High-Level T Cell and Antibody Responses in West African Children and Infants. Molecular Therapy 2017, 25(2), 547-559.
- Afolabi MO, Tiono AB, Adetifa UJ, Yaro JB, Drammeh A, Nebie I, Bliss C, Hodgson SH, Anagnostou NA, Sanou GS, Jagne YJ, Ouedraogo O, Tamara C, Ouedraogo N, Ouedraogo M, Njie-Jobe J, Diarra A, Duncan CJ, Cortese R, Nicosia A, Roberts R, Viebig NK, Leroy O, Lawrie AM, Flanagan KL, Kampman B, Bejon P, Imoukhuede EB, Ewer KJ, Hill AV, Bojang K, Sirima S. Safety and Immunogenicity of ChAd63 and MVA ME-TRAP in West African Children and Infants. Molecular Therapy 2016, 24(8), 1470–1477.
- Duncan CJA, Mohamad SMB, Young DF, Skelton AJ, Leahy TR, Munday DC, Butler KM, Morfopoulou S, Brown JR, Hubank M, Connell J, Gavin PJ, McMahon C, Dempsey E, Lynch NE, Jacques TS, Valappil M, Cant AJ, Breuer J, Engelhardt KR, Randall RE, Hambleton S. Human IFNAR2 deficiency: lessons for antiviral immunity. Science Translational Medicine 2015, 7(307), 307ra154.
- Duncan C, Mohamad S, Young D, Skelton A, Leahy R, Munday D, Butler K, Morfopoulou S, Brown J, Hubank M, Connell J, Gavin P, McMahon C, Dempsey E, Lynch N, Jacques T, Valappil M, Cant A, Engelhardt K, Breuer J, Randall R, Hambleton S. Human IFNAR2 Deficiency: Lessons For Antiviral Immunity. In: UKPIN 2015 Meeting. 2015, Belfast, Northern Ireland: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Duncan CJA, Hambleton S. Varicella zoster virus immunity: A primer. Journal of Infection 2015, 71(Suppl. 1), S47-S53.
- Duncan CJA, Schmid ML, Schwab U, Price DA, Ong E. Futility of CD4+ monitoring in HIV-1 patients with CD4+ cell count above 350 cells/[mu]l on suppressive antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 2014, 28(17), 2638-2639.
- Baxter AE, Russell RA, Duncan CJ, Moore MD, Willberg CB, Pablos JL, Finzi A, Kaufmann DE, Ochsenbauer C, Kappes JC, Groot F, Sattentau QJ. Macrophage Infection via Selective Capture of HIV-1-Infected CD4+ T Cells. Cell Host and Microbe 2014, 16(6), 711-721.
- Duncan CJ, Williams JP, Schiffner T, Gartner K, Ochsenbauer C, Kappes J, Russell RA, Frater J, Sattentau QJ. High-multiplicity HIV-1 infection and neutralizing antibody evasion mediated by the macrophage-T cell virological synapse. Journal of Virology 2014, 88(4), 2025-2034.
- Duncan CJA, Hambleton S. Host genetic factors in susceptibility to mycobacterial disease. Clinical Medicine 2014, 14(Suppl. 6), s17-s21.
- Dixon J, Duncan CJA. Importance of antimicrobial stewardship to the English National Health Service. Infection and Drug Resistance 2014, 7, 145-152.
- Elias SC, Choudhary P, deCassan SC, Biswas S, Collins KA, Halstead FD, Bliss CM, Ewer KJ, Hodgson SH, Duncan CJ, Hill AV, Draper SJ. Analysis of human B-cell responses following ChAd63-MVA MSP1 and AMA1 immunization and controlled malaria infection. Immunology 2014, 141(4), 628-644.
- Walker KM, Okitsu S, Porter DW, Duncan C, Amacker M, Pluschke G, Cavanagh DR, Hill AV, Todryk SM. Antibody and T-cell responses associated with experimental human malaria infection or vaccination show limited relationships. Immunology 2014, 145(1), 71-81.
- Biswas S, Choudhary P, Elias SC, Miura K, Milne KH, deCassan SC, Collins KA, Halstead FD, Bliss CM, Ewer KJ, Osier FH, Hodgson SH, Duncan CJ, O'Hara GA, Long CA, Hill AV, Draper SJ. Assessment of humoral immune responses to blood-stage malaria antigens following ChAd63-MVA immunization, controlled human malaria infection and natural exposure. PLoS One 2014, 9(9), e107903.
- Kimani D, Jagne YJ, Cox M, Kimani E, Bliss CM, Gitau E, Ogwang C, Afolabi MO, Bowyer G, Collins KA, Edwards N, Hodgson SH, Duncan CJ, Spencer AJ, Knight MG, Drammeh A, Anagnostou NA, Berrie E, Moyle S, Gilbert SC, Soipei P, Okebe J, Colloca S, Cortese R, Viebig NK, Roberts R, Lawrie AM, Nicosia A, Imoukhuede EB, Bejon P, Chilengi R, Bojang K, Flanagan KL, Hill AV, Urban BC, Ewer KJ. Translating the immunogenicity of prime-boost immunization with ChAd63 and MVA ME-TRAP from malaria naive to malaria-endemic populations. Molecular Therapy 2014, 22(11), 1992-2003.