Prof Robert Hirt

Robert Hirt

Professor of Evolutionary Parasitology

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Biosciences Institute
Newcastle University
LocationUnited Kingdom

Research Interests

Parasitology, Microbiology, Molecular Evolution, Comparative genomics, Host-microbes interactions, Mucosal Immunology

We would like to exploit the Emulate Intestine-Chips based model system to investigate the role of microbiota-gut epithelial cells interactions in modulating the gut epithelium barrier functions and proteostasis and how these influence the gut susceptibility to, and dynamic of, Microsporidia infections.