Muzlifah has used functional genomics, comparative biology and more recently single cell RNA sequencing to study human mononuclear phagocytes. In this seminar, she will discuss the power and utility of single cell RNA sequencing to understand the functional organisation of the human immune system.
Muzlifah Haniffa is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Lister Institute Research Fellow and Consultant Dermatologist based in Newcastle University. She graduated from medical school in Cardiff and trained as a junior doctor in Cambridge. She received her dermatology specialist training in Newcastle. She was awarded an Action Medical Research Training Fellowship and a Wellcome Trust Clinical Intermediate Fellowship which allowed her to pursue a laboratory-based PhD research program with Matthew Collin in Newcastle and postdoctoral experience with Florent Ginhoux in Singapore. Her research programme aims to understand the functional organisation of the human immune system with a focus on mononuclear phagocytes.