skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Dr Menna Clatworthy

Dr Menna Clatworthy

Reader in Immunity and Inflammation

Honorary Consultant Nephrologist

Director of Clinical Studies, Pembroke College


Research themes

Vascular Medicine:

Research Interests

The Clatworthy lab is interested in understanding how B cell activation and IgG antibody effector function is regulated in different tissues, particularly in the kidney and the gut.

Current research questions:

  1. How can we regulate B cell activation and antibody generation in human disease?
  2. Which immune cells are capable of responding to IgG in the kidneys, and how is their position and function influenced by the kidney microenvironment.
  3. What role do IgG and FcgR play in the gastrointestinal tract?
  4. How does FcgR-crosslinking by IgG affect immune cell metabolism?

Keywords

antibodies ; B cells

Key Publications

Berry MR, Mathews RJ, Ferdinand JR, Jing C, Loudon KW, Wlodek E, Dennison TW, Kuper C, Neuhofer W, Clatworthy MR. Renal Sodium Gradient Orchestrates a Dynamic Antibacterial Defense Zone. Cell. 2017;170(5):860-74.

Clatworthy MR, Petri Aronin C, Matthews RJ, Morgan NY, Smith KGC, Germain RN. Immune complexes stimulate CCR7-dependent dendritic cell migration to lymph nodes. Nature Medicine. 2014;20(12):1458-63

Clatworthy MR, Watson CJ, Plotnek G, Bardsley V, Chaudhry AN, Bradley JA, Smith KG. B-cell-depleting induction therapy and acute cellular rejection. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(25):2683-5

 

Cambridge Cardiovascular logo - transparent

Logo design by Dr Ana-Mishel Spiroski and Dr Sarah Morgan.

 

We connect cardiovascular researchers in Cambridge.

Please follow us on Twitter for local news about research, events, funding calls, and open positions.

For inquiries about our research or the website, please contact Dr Katja Kivinen.