Leo Bennett
MRes student


I am an MRes student working with Professor Rick Titball at the University of Exeter's Biosciences Department. My research is investigating the potential link between C. perfringens Epsilon toxin and Multiple Sclerosis. I am also assisting in the development of a next generation veterinary vaccine against Epsilon toxin in ruminant livestock.  This vaccine will benefit farmers by reducing livestock mortality associated with C. perfringens and help to improve food security globally. 

Previously I have also worked with Dr Richard Chahwan as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Exeter’s Biocatalysis Centre (2014-2015). Here I was involved in a yearlong project investigating the role of the protein Brd8 in the DNA damage response and antibody diversification. This research was presented at the Exeter Biosciences Conference of 2015.

In July 2015, I graduated from the University of Exeter with Bsc (Hons) Biosciences.

For more information: www.linkedin.com/in/leo-bennett-50085173

Broad research specialisms:

  • Clostridium perfringens Epsilon Toxin
  • Molecular Biology of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vaccine Design against Epsilon Toxin


2015 - Bsc (Hons) Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK

Contact details

AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
Stocker Road

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