Dr Neil Bryant
EHV-1 Team Leader, Virology
Neil’s team are developing more efficacious EHV-1 vaccines to protect against the serious consequences of infection, namely abortion, neonatal foal death and neurological disease
Neil’s current interests include virus evolution, herpes virus pathogenicity, viral immune evasion mechanisms, vaccine development and establishing in vitro methods for replacement of experimental work in animals.
Neil gained his PhD from the Division of Virology at the University of Cambridge working on immune evasion mechanisms of large DNA viruses. He then moved to the Department of Biochemistry working with insect and mammalian protein expression systems. He then joined the Animal Health Trust as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the HBLB sponsored Equine influenza surveillance programme. He is now team leader on the Animal Health Trust EHV-1 research programme.