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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicine & Life Sciences
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Research Output 2006 2019

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

Alopecia Areata
Hair Follicle
nitric oxide
7 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lymph Nodes
19 Downloads (Pure)

Salivary nitrite production is elevated in individuals with a higher abundance of oral nitrate-reducing bacteria

Burleigh, M. C., Liddle, L., Monaghan, C., Muggeridge, D. J., Sculthorpe, N., Butcher, J. P., Henriquez, F. L., Allen, J. D. & Easton, C., May 2018, In : Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 120, p. 80-88 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nitric Oxide
23 Downloads (Pure)

Implications of antimicrobial combinations in complex wound biofilms containing fungi

Townsend, E. M., Sherry, L., Kean, R., Hansom, D., Mackay, W. G., Williams, C., Butcher, J. & Ramage, G., Sep 2017, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 61, 9, p. e00672

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Diabetic Foot
Anti-Bacterial Agents