Dr Stefano Caserta

Dr Stefano Caserta

Lecturer in Immunology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I take part in teaching and assessment activities in the Biomedical Science Subject Group at the University of Hull. My teaching interests mostly include Immunology and Cellular and Molecular Biology. I take part in lectures, tutorials and one-to-one teaching activities.

I supervised a number of students in the lab in my past career, including many successful researchers and scientists who are now progressing well in their career. If you are a student interested in coming to the lab, please contact me at s.caserta@hull.ac.uk. 

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Cytomegalovirus infection is associated with an increase in aortic stiffness in older men which may be mediated in part by CD4 memory T-cells

Kern, F., Davies, K. A., Smith, H. E., Caserta, S., Reus, B., Morrow, G., …Kirkham, F. (in press). Cytomegalovirus infection is associated with an increase in aortic stiffness in older men which may be mediated in part by CD4 memory T-cells. Theranostics, 11(12), 5728-5741. https://doi.org/10.7150/thno.58356

Immune Responses to Persistent or Recurrent Antigens: Implications for Immunological Memory and Immunotherapy

Caserta, S., & Pera, A. (2021). Immune Responses to Persistent or Recurrent Antigens: Implications for Immunological Memory and Immunotherapy. Frontiers in immunology, 12, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.643989

CD28null pro-atherogenic CD4 T-cells explain the link between CMV infection and an increased risk of cardiovascular death

Pera, A., Caserta, S., Albanese, F., Blowers, P., Morrow, G., Terrazzini, N., …Kern, F. (2018). CD28null pro-atherogenic CD4 T-cells explain the link between CMV infection and an increased risk of cardiovascular death. Theranostics, 8(16), 4509-4519. https://doi.org/10.7150/thno.27428

Interleukin-7 unveils Pathogen-Specific T Cells by enhancing Antigen-Recall responses

Terrazzini, N., Mantegani, P., Kern, F., Fortis, C., Mondino, A., & Caserta, S. (2018). Interleukin-7 unveils Pathogen-Specific T Cells by enhancing Antigen-Recall responses. The journal of infectious diseases : official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 217(12), 1997-2007. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy096

Severity of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Affects the Blood Levels of Circulating Inflammatory-Relevant MicroRNAs

Caserta, S., Mengozzi, M., Kern, F., Newbury, S. F., Ghezzi, P., & Llewelyn, M. J. (2018). Severity of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Affects the Blood Levels of Circulating Inflammatory-Relevant MicroRNAs. Frontiers in immunology, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01977

Research interests

I have interests in the areas of infection and tumour immunology, autoimmune disease and ageing. My research at the University of Hull focuses on understanding how T cells differentiate and maintain their function long-term. In particular, intercellular communication in between antigen presenting cells and T cells in humans shapes up the fate of T cells and this can affect the way we respond to pathogens and allergens, potentially making different individuals more or less susceptible to disease. Molecular pathways of intercellular communication between immune cells relevant in infection, critical inflammatory conditions and cancer are currently under investigation.

Postgraduate supervision

Infection and Immunity

T cell biology

Cancer Immunology