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  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

My research career began with a PhD project at Glasgow Caledonian University entitled "Developing inhibitory analogs to Clostridium difficile toxins".  This involved cloning and expression of receptor binding fragments of C. difficile toxins A and B and identifying peptides with therapeutic potential in C. difficile associated disease.  Thereafter, I embarked on a Medical Research Scotland funded post doctoral research project elucidating the adaptive immune response to cariogenic bacteria in the oral cavity.

I was recently appointed as a Lecturer in food Science / Microbiology at Glasgow Caledonian University.  I have continued my research into the oral adaptive immune response to oral pathogens and I am currently investigating the link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis in collaboration with Glasgow Dental Hospital and the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation in the University of Glasgow.

Education/Academic qualification

External positions

Chair of NHS MSN CYPC Patient, Parent and Family group

1 Nov 2016 → …

Treasurer - West of Scotland Immunology Group

1 Jul 2015 → …

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Periodontal Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
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Dendritic Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
T-Lymphocytes Medicine & Life Sciences
Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2006 2019

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Alopecia areata: a multifactorial autoimmune condition

Simakou, T., Butcher, J. P., Reid, S. & Henriquez, F. L., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Autoimmunity. 98, p. 74-85 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Open Access
Alopecia Areata
Hair Follicle

Biofilm-stimulated epithelium modulates the inflammatory responses in co-cultured immune cells

Butcher, J., 31 Oct 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 14 p., 15779.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cultured Cells
Architectural Accessibility

Polymicrobial oral biofilm models: simplifying the complex

Butcher, J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Medical Microbiology. 68, 11, p. 1573-1584

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Mouth Diseases
Gingival Crevicular Fluid
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Open Access
nitric oxide
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Enrichment of innate lymphoid cell populations in gingival tissue

Brown, J. L., Campbell, L., Malcolm, J., Adrados Planell, A., Butcher, J. P. & Culshaw, S., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Dental Research. 97, 12, p. 1399-1405

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lymph Nodes