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Dr Jacqueline Cliff
Senior Lecturer in Biosciences


Jackie read Physiological Sciences at the University of Oxford, followed by an MSc in the Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She then moved to the National Institute for Medical Research for her PhD, where she investigated the role of cytokines in B cell activation and differentiation with Dr Gerry Klaus. Jackie worked with Prof Hazel Dockrell at LSHTM (1999-2022), mainly studying immune responses in tuberculosis and how these could be utilised to assess responses to antibiotic treatment. More recently, her research has also encompassed comorbidities such as diabetes in tuberculosis, and expanded to include the role of the infection and immunity in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.    

Jackie joined Brunel University in March 2022, combining her research in the Biosciences Division with her teaching within the Medical School.


  • BA (Hons)
  • MSc
  • PhD

Newest selected publications

Eckold, C., van Doorn, CLR., Ruslami, R., Ronacher, K., Riza, A., van Veen, S., et al. (2023) 'Impaired resolution of blood transcriptomes through tuberculosis treatment with diabetes comorbidity'. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 13 (9). pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 2001-1326 Open Access Link

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van Doorn, CLR., Eckold, C., Ronacher, K., Ruslami, R., van Veen, S., Lee, J-S., et al. (2022) 'Transcriptional profiles predict treatment outcome in patients with tuberculosis and diabetes at diagnosis and at two weeks after initiation of anti-tuberculosis treatment'. eBioMedicine, 82. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 2352-3964 Open Access Link

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Jacobs, R., Awoniyi, DO., Baumann, R., Stanley, K., McAnda, S., Kaempfer, S., et al. (2022) 'Concurrent evaluation of cytokines improves the accuracy of antibodies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens in the diagnosis of active tuberculosis'. Tuberculosis, 133. pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1472-9792 Open Access Link

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Lee, J-S., Lacerda, EM., Nacul, L., Kingdon, CC., Norris, J., O'Boyle, S., et al. (2021) 'Salivary DNA Loads for Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7 Are Correlated With Disease Phenotype in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'. Frontiers in Medicine, 8. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 2296-858X Open Access Link

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Domingues, TD., Grabowska, AD., Lee, J-S., Ameijeiras-Alonso, J., Westermeier, F., Scheibenbogen, C., et al. (2021) 'Herpesviruses Serology Distinguishes Different Subgroups of Patients From the United Kingdom Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Biobank'. Frontiers in Medicine, 8. pp. 1 - x. ISSN: 2296-858X Open Access Link

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