Background: Post-doctoral researcher with Prof Mark Harris in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds (2006 - 2009); Post-doctoral Researcher with Prof Mark Harris and Dr Stephen Griffin (2009-2011) in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds. Royal Society University Research Fellow (2011-present).
Contact: Garstang 8.55a, +44(0) 113 34 35646,
You can read more about Dr Mankouri's interests here:
Investigating host cell ion channel function as a novel target during virus infection
Newly identified factors shown to be important in leading virus entry, survival and release are cellular ion channels, proteins that act as a pore in the membranes of all cells within the body, permitting the selective passage of ions (such as potassium ions, sodium ions, and calcium ions). Through controlling ion passage, these channels serve many critically important cellular functions including chemical signaling, the regulation of pH, and the regulation of cell volume. Malfunction of ion channels can cause diseases in many tissues.
Research in my laboratory focuses on understanding the interaction between clinically important human viruses with cellular ion channels. These studies will allow a better understanding of the host cell processes that viruses require in order to survive.
BIOC3111/12/BIOL3112/MICR3120 a - ATU - Visualising Viruses
BIOC3160 - Laboratory/Literature/Computing Research Project
BIOC3900 - Cancer Biology
BIOL2210/BIOC2301 - Integrated Biochemistry/Biological Membranes
BIOL2301/05 - Skills for Biol Sci & Biosciences
BIOL3398 - Research Tools and Applications
BIOL5296M - Treatment of Infectious Disease and Cancer
BMSC1212 - Introduction to Pharmacology
BMSC2210 - Chemotherapy
MICR1120 - Introduction to Microbiology
MICR2120/BIOC2301 - Integrated Biochemistry/Medical Bacteriology
MICR3110 - Medical Microbiology Research Project