Dr Christopher Coleman PhD


2005: BSc(Hons) (University of Warwick); Microbiology and Virology.

2009: PhD (University of Sheffield); respiratory syncytial virus interactions with neutrophils.

2009-2012: Postdoctoral Researcher (Medical College of Wisconsin and The Ohio State University); HIV-1 interactions with dendritic cells.

2012-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Maryland School of Medicine); molecular biology, pathogenesis and treatment of highly pathogenic human coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV).

Research interests

Virus: host interactions of highly pathogenic coronaviruses, in particular antagonism of the innate immune response by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • BSc(Hons)
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Virology (2013-present)
  • Microbiology Society (2018-present)
  • World Society for Virology (2018-present)