Professor of Epithelial Biology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge
Professor Margaret Stanley OBE was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005. She has served on several research council committees and was a member of the Biology and Biotechnology Science Research Council from 2000-2003, as well as a member of the Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee (SEAC) that advised the UK government on prion diseases. In 2004 she was awarded the OBE for services to Virology.
Her research interests have always concerned the biology of the cervical epithelium and how and why cancer of the cervix develops. Her current research focuses on mechanisms of host defence and the development of vaccines and immunotherapies against human papillomaviruses, the cause of cervix cancer.
She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals (141 papers) and in the past 5 years has given 45 keynote or plenary presentations at national and international meetings on these topics. She is currently on the Editorial Board of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Reviews in Medical Virology.