Simon Davis, PhD
Simon Davis is a co-founder and was Founding Director of MiroBio and serves as a key scientific advisor to the Company. As a professor of molecular immunology at the University of Oxford for over 15 years, he has mapped the surface of T-cells and explored the structures of surface proteins while determining how to manipulate immune signaling. This resulted in the seminal proposal of the kinetic-segregation model of receptor triggering. In 1995, Simon established his own laboratory in what is now the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Here he discovered the structural basis of weak, specific recognition at the cell surface, determined the composition of the T-cell surface and overturned the received idea that G protein-coupled receptors are always oligomeric. Simon holds a PhD from Flinders University, Adelaide.