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Alan Huett

  • PhD
  • Lecturer
  • School of Biology, University of Nottingham
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I am interested in how cells sense and respond to a variety of stresses, particularly bacterial infection. My interest in autophagy arose as a result of the genetic links between autophagy and Crohns disease, as revealed by genome-wide association studies. In particular I have begun to explore the role of autophagy as an anti-infection mechanism. Other interests include host-pathogen interactions, particularly in the gut, and novel image-based screening approaches to answer important cell biology questions. Currently I am examining several aspects of autophagy as it relates to bacterial pathogenesis, as well as the links between xenophagy and mitophagy.

Recent publications

  • A conserved protein, BcmA, mediates motility, biofilm formation, and host colonisation in Adherent Invasive Escherichia coli

    • Cogger-Ward R
    • Collins A
    • Mclean D
    • et al.
  • Neither Hide Nor Hair: The Difficulty of Identifying Useful Disease Biomarkers

    • Huett A
    • Xavier R

Professional experience


School of Biology, University of Nottingham

July 2011 - Present

Research Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital

July 2005 - March 2011(6 years)

Research Assistant

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

September 2004 - June 2005(9 months)


MRes, PhD

Imperial College London

September 2000 - August 2004(4 years)

BSc (Hons), Microbiology

University of Warwick

September 1996 - August 2000(4 years)

Co-authors (98)

  • Robert Cogger-Ward
  • Adam Collins
  • Anne Bishop
  • Aziz Aboobaker
  • Bill Wickstead