Dr Gavin Meehan

  • Research Associate (Centre for Virus Research)

Biography

I received a MSci (hons) degree in pharmacology from the University of Glasgow in 2011. As part of this degree I undertook research in the life sciences industry, working for both a local biotech company, Biofilm, and the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I began a Ph.D., studying the roles of anti-glycolipid antibodies in autoimmune neuropathies, with Prof. Hugh Willison at the University of Glasgow.

After my Ph.D. I began my postdoctoral research at the University of Glasgow in the Laboratory of Immune Cell Visualisation and Examination (LIVE) under Profs James Brewer and Paul Garside. My research in this laboratory focussed on the roles of the immune system during autoimmune diseases and infections with a particular emphasis on studying the dynamics of these processes using multiphoton microscopy.

Following on from this work I took up a position at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research to develop models as part of the COVID-19 Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub (CRUSH).

Research interests

I first developed an interest in the role of the immune system in disease during my Ph.D. where I created a series of anti-glycolipid antibodies for studying paralytic autoimmune neuropathies. Following on from my PhD, I was keen to expand my knowledge of immunology further and decided to join the Laboratory of Immune Cell Visualisation and Examination (LIVE). As part of LIVE, I was able to study both the formation of the immune response as well as its dysregulation during infection and disease.

An area of particular interest has been the development of the immune response in host organisms. This interest led me to take up a position in the COVID-19 Drug-Screening and Resistance Hub (CRUSH) at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. As part of CRUSH I am developing animal models that can be used to for both studying SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as the development of new treatments.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 14.

2021

Meehan, G. R. et al. (2021) Preclinical models of arthritis for studying immunotherapy and immune tolerance. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 80(10), pp. 1268-1277. (doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-220043) (PMID:34380700)

2020

Cunningham, M. E. , Meehan, G. R. , Robinson, S., Yao, D., McGonigal, R. and Willison, H. J. (2020) Perisynaptic Schwann cells phagocytose nerve terminal debris in a mouse model of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 25(2), pp. 143-151. (doi: 10.1111/jns.12373) (PMID:32250537)

Meehan, G. R. , Scales, H. E. , Osii, R., De Niz, M., Lawton, J. C., Marti, M. , Garside, P. , Craig, A. and Brewer, J. M. (2020) Developing a xenograft model of human vasculature in the mouse ear pinna. Scientific Reports, 10, 2058. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-58650-y) (PMID:32029768) (PMCID:PMC7004987)

2019

De Niz, M., Meehan, G. R. and Tavares, J. (2019) Intravital microscopy: imaging host‐parasite interactions in lymphoid organs. Cellular Microbiology, 21(12), e13117. (doi: 10.1111/cmi.13117) (PMID:31512335)

De Niz, M., Meehan, G. R. , Brancucci, N. M.B. , Marti, M. , Rotureau, B., Figueiredo, L. M. and Frischknecht, F. (2019) Intravital imaging of host-parasite interactions in skin and adipose tissues. Cellular Microbiology, 21(5), e13023. (doi: 10.1111/cmi.13023) (PMID:30825872)

Hayes, A. J. et al. (2019) Spatiotemporal modeling of the key migratory events during the initiation of adaptive immunity. Frontiers in Immunology, 10, 598. (doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00598) (PMID:31024523) (PMCID:PMC6460458)

2018

Scales, H. E. et al. (2018) A novel cellular pathway of antigen presentation and CD4 T cell activation in vivo. Frontiers in Immunology, 9, 2684. (doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02684)

Meehan, G. R. , McGonigal, R., Cunningham, M. E. , Wang, Y., Barrie, J. A., Halstead, S. K., Gourlay, D., Yao, D. and Willison, H. J. (2018) Differential binding patterns of anti-sulfatide antibodies to glial membranes. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 323, pp. 28-35. (doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2018.07.004) (PMID:30196830) (PMCID:PMC6134133)

Noonan, J. et al. (2018) In vivo multiplex molecular imaging of vascular inflammation using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Theranostics, 8(22), pp. 6195-6209. (doi: 10.7150/thno.28665) (PMID:30613292) (PMCID:PMC6299693)

2016

Cunningham, M. , McGonigal, R., Meehan, G. R. , Barrie, J. A., Yao, D., Halstead, S. K. and Willison, H. J. (2016) Anti-ganglioside antibodies are removed from circulation in mice by neuronal endocytosis. Brain, 139(6), pp. 1657-1665. (doi: 10.1093/brain/aww056) (PMID:27017187) (PMCID:PMC4892750)

Meehan, G. (2016) Glycolipids in GBS: from basic science to clinical interface. In: Willison, H. J. and Goodfellow, J. (eds.) GBS100: Celebrating a Century of Progress in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Peripheral Nerve Society: San Diego, CA, pp. 327-333. ISBN 9780997510300

2015

Delmont, E., Robb, H., Davidson, A., Halstead, S., Yao, D., Meehan, G. R. and Willison, H. (2015) Prospective study comparing enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and glycoarray assay to detect antiglycolipid antibodies in a routine diagnostic neuroimmunology laboratory setting. Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology, 6(2), pp. 175-182. (doi: 10.1111/cen3.12193)

2014

Yao, D. et al. (2014) Neuronal expression of galnac transferase is sufficient to prevent the age-related neurodegenerative phenotype of complex ganglioside-deficient mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(3), pp. 880-891. (doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3996-13.2014)

2013

Rupp, A., Yao, D., Meehan, G. R. and Willison, H. J. (2013) Thy-1 Mice Lend Themselves for the Modelling of Anti-ganglioside Antibody-mediated Disorders. PNS Biennial Meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, St Malo, France, 11-14 Jun 2013.

This list was generated on Wed Oct 27 07:00:54 2021 BST.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Meehan, G. R. et al. (2021) Preclinical models of arthritis for studying immunotherapy and immune tolerance. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 80(10), pp. 1268-1277. (doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-220043) (PMID:34380700)

Cunningham, M. E. , Meehan, G. R. , Robinson, S., Yao, D., McGonigal, R. and Willison, H. J. (2020) Perisynaptic Schwann cells phagocytose nerve terminal debris in a mouse model of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 25(2), pp. 143-151. (doi: 10.1111/jns.12373) (PMID:32250537)

Meehan, G. R. , Scales, H. E. , Osii, R., De Niz, M., Lawton, J. C., Marti, M. , Garside, P. , Craig, A. and Brewer, J. M. (2020) Developing a xenograft model of human vasculature in the mouse ear pinna. Scientific Reports, 10, 2058. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-58650-y) (PMID:32029768) (PMCID:PMC7004987)

De Niz, M., Meehan, G. R. and Tavares, J. (2019) Intravital microscopy: imaging host‐parasite interactions in lymphoid organs. Cellular Microbiology, 21(12), e13117. (doi: 10.1111/cmi.13117) (PMID:31512335)

De Niz, M., Meehan, G. R. , Brancucci, N. M.B. , Marti, M. , Rotureau, B., Figueiredo, L. M. and Frischknecht, F. (2019) Intravital imaging of host-parasite interactions in skin and adipose tissues. Cellular Microbiology, 21(5), e13023. (doi: 10.1111/cmi.13023) (PMID:30825872)

Hayes, A. J. et al. (2019) Spatiotemporal modeling of the key migratory events during the initiation of adaptive immunity. Frontiers in Immunology, 10, 598. (doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00598) (PMID:31024523) (PMCID:PMC6460458)

Scales, H. E. et al. (2018) A novel cellular pathway of antigen presentation and CD4 T cell activation in vivo. Frontiers in Immunology, 9, 2684. (doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02684)

Meehan, G. R. , McGonigal, R., Cunningham, M. E. , Wang, Y., Barrie, J. A., Halstead, S. K., Gourlay, D., Yao, D. and Willison, H. J. (2018) Differential binding patterns of anti-sulfatide antibodies to glial membranes. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 323, pp. 28-35. (doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2018.07.004) (PMID:30196830) (PMCID:PMC6134133)

Noonan, J. et al. (2018) In vivo multiplex molecular imaging of vascular inflammation using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Theranostics, 8(22), pp. 6195-6209. (doi: 10.7150/thno.28665) (PMID:30613292) (PMCID:PMC6299693)

Cunningham, M. , McGonigal, R., Meehan, G. R. , Barrie, J. A., Yao, D., Halstead, S. K. and Willison, H. J. (2016) Anti-ganglioside antibodies are removed from circulation in mice by neuronal endocytosis. Brain, 139(6), pp. 1657-1665. (doi: 10.1093/brain/aww056) (PMID:27017187) (PMCID:PMC4892750)

Delmont, E., Robb, H., Davidson, A., Halstead, S., Yao, D., Meehan, G. R. and Willison, H. (2015) Prospective study comparing enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and glycoarray assay to detect antiglycolipid antibodies in a routine diagnostic neuroimmunology laboratory setting. Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology, 6(2), pp. 175-182. (doi: 10.1111/cen3.12193)

Yao, D. et al. (2014) Neuronal expression of galnac transferase is sufficient to prevent the age-related neurodegenerative phenotype of complex ganglioside-deficient mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(3), pp. 880-891. (doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3996-13.2014)

Book Sections

Meehan, G. (2016) Glycolipids in GBS: from basic science to clinical interface. In: Willison, H. J. and Goodfellow, J. (eds.) GBS100: Celebrating a Century of Progress in Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Peripheral Nerve Society: San Diego, CA, pp. 327-333. ISBN 9780997510300

Conference or Workshop Item

Rupp, A., Yao, D., Meehan, G. R. and Willison, H. J. (2013) Thy-1 Mice Lend Themselves for the Modelling of Anti-ganglioside Antibody-mediated Disorders. PNS Biennial Meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, St Malo, France, 11-14 Jun 2013.

This list was generated on Wed Oct 27 07:00:54 2021 BST.