Professor Muzlifah’s research interests are in skin immunology focusing on the functional organisation of dendritic cells and macrophages in immunity and tissue homeostasis. She received her medical degree from University of Wales, and completed general medical training in Cambridge and specialist training in Dermatology in Newcastle. She was awarded an Action Medical Research Clinical Training Fellowship and carried out one year of postdoctoral research studies in Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN). Muzlifah was awarded the Sue McCarthy Prize (runner-up) for the UK Medical Research Society Young Investigator Award (2009), the British Society for Investigative Dermatology Young Investigator Award (2012) and the European Society for Dermatology Research LEO Pharma Research Foundation Silver Prize (2013).Selected publications:
1. McGovern et al., Human tissue CD14+ cells are a mobile and transient population of monocyte-derived macrophages. Immunity, In press. *corresponding author
2. Wang et al., A three dimensional atlas of the human dermis. J Invest Dermatol. 2014; 134(4): 965-74. *corresponding author
3. Schlitzer et al., IRF4 transcription factor-dependent CD11b+ dendritic cells in human and mouse control mucosal IL-17 cytokine responses. Immunity 2013; 38(5):970-83.
4. Haniffa et al., Human tissues contain CD141hi dendritic cells with functional homology to mouse CD103+nonlymphoid dendritic cells. Immunity 2012; 37(1): 60-73.