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Professor Benjamin Marsland 

Department of Immunology and Pathology - Marsland Lab

Benjamin is a Professor in the Department of Immunology and Pathology, within the Central Clinical School.

Originally from New Zealand, and completing his PhD in Immunology at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and Otago University, he spent 14 years in Switzerland split between the ETH Zürich and the University of Lausanne. He now leads the Respiratory Immunology laboratory, where the main focus of research revolves around the microbiome in the gut, lung and skin and how it can influence respiratory diseases. In particular, his laboratory studies host-microbe interactions within the context of allergy, asthma and lung transplantation.



  • Asthma
  • lung transplantation
  • Chronic lung disease

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Projects 2017 2023

The Impact of Gut Dysbiosis on Lung Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis

Marsland, B., Peckham, D. G., Floto, R. A., Barrett, J. & White, H.


Project: Research

Pulmonary epithelial barrier and immunological functions at birth and in early life - key determinants of the development of asthma

Bush, A., Lloyd, C., Grigg, J., Henderson, A., Roberts, G., Schwarze, J., Shields, M., Turner, S., Marsland, B. & Ghazal, P.


Project: Research

Research Output 2004 2018

Airway brush cells: Not as "tuft" as you might think

Bouchery, T. & Marsland, B. J., 5 Oct 2018, In : Science Immunology. 3, 28, 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Airway microbiota signals anabolic and catabolic remodeling in the transplanted lung

Mouraux, S., Bernasconi, E., Pattaroni, C., Koutsokera, A., Aubert, J. D., Claustre, J., Pison, C., Royer, P. J., Magnan, A., Kessler, R., Benden, C., Soccal, P. M., Marsland, B. J. & Nicod, L. P., Feb 2018, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 141, 2, p. 718–729.e7 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Dietary Fiber Confers Protection against Flu by Shaping Ly6c Patrolling Monocyte Hematopoiesis and CD8+ T Cell Metabolism

Trompette, A., Gollwitzer, E. S., Pattaroni, C., Lopez-Mejia, I. C., Riva, E., Pernot, J., Ubags, N., Fajas, L., Nicod, L. P. & Marsland, B. J., 15 May 2018, In : Immunity. 48, 5, p. 992-1005.e8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Early-Life Formation of the Microbial and Immunological Environment of the Human Airways

Pattaroni, C., Watzenboeck, M. L., Schneidegger, S., Kieser, S., Wong, N. C., Bernasconi, E., Pernot, J., Mercier, L., Knapp, S., Nicod, L. P., Marsland, C. P., Roth-Kleiner, M. & Marsland, B. J., 12 Dec 2018, In : Cell Host and Microbe. 24, 6, p. 857-865.e4 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Addressing unmet needs in understanding asthma mechanisms

Edwards, M. R., Saglani, S., Schwarze, J., Skevaki, C., Smith, J. A., Ainsworth, B., Almond, M., Andreakos, E., Belvisi, M. G., Chung, K. F., Cookson, W., Cullinan, P., Hawrylowicz, C., Lommatzsch, M., Jackson, D., Lutter, R., Marsland, B., Moffatt, M., Thomas, M., Virchow, J. C. & 35 othersXanthou, G., Edwards, J., Walker, S., Johnston, S. L., Adcock, I., Akdis, C. A., Bel, E., Bousquet, J., Ten Brinke, A., Brusselle, G. G., Dáhlen, S. E., Djukanovic, R., Gaga, M., Garcia-Marcos, L., Hiemstra, P., Heffler, E., Holgate, S. T., Kupczyk, M., Lloyd, C., Lucas, J., Magnan, A., Martin, T., Myles, D., Page, C., Palkonen, S., Papadopoulos, N., Papi, A., Powell, P., Riley, J., Sayers, I., Spanevello, A., Sterk, P., Xepapadaki, P., Wheelock, C. E. & members of the EARIP WP2 working group12, 1 May 2017, In : European Respiratory Journal. 49, 5, 1602448.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review