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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

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

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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Research Output

Alopecia areata: a multifactorial autoimmune condition

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

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  • 220 Downloads (Pure)

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

    Brown, J. L., Johnston, W., Delaney, C., Rajendran, R., Butcher, J., Khan, S., Bradshaw, D., Ramage, G. & Culshaw, S., 31 Oct 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 15779.

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    Open Access
  • 43 Downloads (Pure)

    Polymicrobial oral biofilm models: simplifying the complex

    Brown, J. L., Johnston, W., Delaney, C., Short, B., Butcher, M. C., Young, T., Butcher, J., Riggio, M., Culshaw, S. & Ramage, G., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Medical Microbiology. 68, 11, p. 1573-1584 12 p.

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  • 35 Downloads (Pure)

    Variability in nitrate-reducing oral bacteria and nitric oxide metabolites in biological fluids following dietary nitrate administration: an assessment of the critical difference

    Liddle, L., Burleigh, M. C., Monaghan, C., Muggeridge, D. J., Sculthorpe, N., Pedlar, C. R., Butcher, J., Henriquez, F. L. & Easton, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry. 83, p. 1-10 10 p.

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    Open Access
  • 66 Downloads (Pure)

    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 7 p.

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    Open Access
  • 46 Downloads (Pure)