Dr Patricia Gorak-Stolinska BSc PhD

Assistant Professor Course Director MSc Infectious Diseases


Patricia first joined the School in 1994 as a research Assistant to Prof. Paul Kaye, working on costimulatory molecules and marginal zone macrophages in a model for Leishmania donvani. After which she moved to the Dept. of Immunology Kings College London to work on Human CD4 and CD8 T cell subsets. In 2002 after completing her PhD Thesis on T cell Apoptosis at Guy's Kings and St. Thomas' School of Medicine, she returned to the school as a research fellow working on immunity to mycobacteria, in the lab of Prof Hazel Dockrell working on BCG vaccination.

Patricia is currently the Course Director for the MSc Infectious Diseases (by Distance Learning).




Course Director for the DL MSc Infectious Diseases. Also, Projects organiser and currently a module organiser for Parasitology.


Patricia’s main research interest is the study of T cell biology and T cell mediated immunity.

Research areas

  • Child health
  • Education
  • Immunisation
  • Parasites
  • T-cell immunology
  • Vaccines


  • Immunoepidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Tuberculosis

Other interests

  • BCG Vaccination
  • Distance Learning
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Leishmania donovani
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