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Dr Nick Jones

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Email address

Academic Office - 205
Second Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Nick was awarded a PhD from Swansea University Medical School in 2017 investigating the role of metabolism in governing the human adaptive immune response. Nick has strong interests in the role of metabolism within the immune system, translating towards diseases such as cancer.

Nick is a human T-cell immunologist with a specific interest in the immunometabolic control of T-cell responses. Nick formed his own laboratory at Swansea University in 2021 after receiving funding from the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group and an MRC New Investigator Research Grant.

Nick’s lab interests stem from dysregulated metabolism in the spectrum of T-cell disorders (e.g., autoimmunity, paediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia), where we aim to pharmacologically target this altered metabolic profile for therapeutic benefit.

Furthermore, Nick aims to understand the role of dietary fuels and their impact on T-cell fitness and function in healthy and disease settings. The overall goal is translating the research towards a clinical setting to improve the efficacy of multiple immunotherapy strategies.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Immunometabolism
  • T-cells
  • Autoimmunity
  • T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Oncometabolism
  • Human immunology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Nick lectures on the Genetics and Biochemistry BSc and MSci degree programmes. Specifically, Nicks’ teaching focuses on research informed teaching contributing to modules such as Human Immunopathology, Genetics of Cancer, Biomedical Techniques and Science Communication (module coordinator). In addition, Nick takes pride in training BSc and MSci students during their final year research projects. Multiple former students within the lab have contributed as authors on scientific publications and gone on to pursue PhDs both internally and externally.

Research Collaborations