Tom Fenton

Tom Fenton

Location: Ashworth laboratories room 1.08

Email: tfenton[at]

2021- Present: Postdoctoral researcher with Amy Buck, University of Edinburgh

2020 – 2021 Visiting researcher in the Gut Research Group, CIR, University of Edinburgh

2015 – 2019 Postdoctoral researcher with William Agace, Technical University of Denmark

2011 – 2015 BBSRC/DRINC funded CASE PhD studentship with Mark Travis, University of Manchester


Thomas first became interested in the immunology of the human gut during his PhD with Mark Travis. He continued this work, with a focus on mononuclear phagocytes, with William Agace in Copenhagen. Here, he developed a novel technique which enables improved analysis of Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissues. He is continuing to research immune mechanisms of the intestine in the Buck lab.

Research Highlights

Fenton TM*, Jorgensen PB*, Niss K, Rubin JS, Mörbe UM, Riis LB, da Silva C, Plumb A, Vandamme J, Jakobsen HL, Brunak S, Habtezion A, Nielsen OH, Johansson-Lindbom B, Agace WW. Immune profiling of human gut-associated lymphoid tissue identifies a role for isolated lymphoid follicles in the priming of region-specific immunity. Immunity, 2020.

Jørgensen PB*, Fenton TM*, Mörbe UM, Riis LB, Jakobsen HL, Nielsen OH, Agace WW. Identification, Isolation and Analysis of Human Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissues. Nature protocols, 2021.

Fenton TM*, Wulff L*, Jones GR, Vandamme J, Jørgensen PB, Bain CC, Lee J, Izargazua JM, Belling K, Ho GT, Nielsen OH, Riis LB, Pers TH, Jakobsen HL, Mowat AM, Brunak S, Agace WW. Single-cell characterisation of mononuclear phagocytes in the human intestinal mucosa. Preprint, 2021.