Dr Karen Mansfield

Kare.Mansfield@ahvla.gsi.gov.uk | +44 1932 357645

Dr Karen Mansfield BSc PhD is a Research Scientist within the Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector-borne Diseases Research Group, investigating broad ranging aspects of lyssaviruses and arboviruses (mosquito- and tick-borne), including pathogenesis, host immune response and epidemiology. Additional roles include scientific project management of DEFRA and EU- funded research projects, student supervision and Quality Management.

Relevant Publications

Michlmayr D, McKimmie CS, Haxton B, Mansfield K, Johnson N, Fooks AR & Graham G. Defining the chemokine basis for leukocyte recruitment in viral encephalitis. Journal of Virology, 2014, 88, 9553-9567.

Freuling CM, Vos A, Johnson N, Kaipf I, Denzinger A, Neubert L, Mansfield K, Hicks DJ, Nunez A, Tordo N, Rupprecht C, Fooks AR and Müller T. Experimental infection of Serotine bats (Eptesicus serotinus) with European bat lyssavirus type 1a (EBLV-1a).
J Gen Virol 2009;90(Pt 10):2493-502

Mansfield KL, Johnson N, Nunez A, Hicks D, Jackson AC and Fooks AR. Up-regulation of chemokine gene transcripts and T-cell infiltration into the central nervous system and dorsal root ganglia are characteristics of experimental European bat lyssavirus type 2 infection of mice. J Neurovirol 2008; 14(part 3): 218-228.

Johnson N, Vos A, Neubert L, Freuling C, Mansfield KL, Kaipf I, Denzinger A, Hicks D, Núñez A, Franka R, Rupprecht CE, Müller T, Fooks AR. Experimental study of European bat lyssavirus type-2 infection in Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii). J Gen Virol 2008;89(Pt 11):2662-72.

Johnson N, Mansfield KL, McKimmie CS, Fazakerley JK and Fooks AR. Host innate immune responses to rabies virus infection of the central nervous system. Immunology 2005; 116( Suppl 1): 90.

Mansfield KL, Johnson N and Fooks AR. Identification of a conserved linear epitope at the N terminus of the rabies virus glycoprotein. J Gen Virol 2004; 85: 3279-3283.