Dr Aled Clayton

Dr Aled Clayton completed his degree in Biochemistry (Cardiff), before tackling his doctorate studies on kidney inflammation and scarring at the Institute of Nephrology, Cardiff.

He completed two years of postdoctoral training, studying growth factors, before joining the cancer immunology research group at the CRW laboratories in 1999. Aled has developed an interest in studying small vesicles (bubbles of fat), called exosomes which are produced by cancer cells, and appear to suppress immune responses against cancer. He has established an independent research group whose aims are to better understand how cancer cell derived exosomes control immunological and other important processes in cancer. It is hoped that these studies will not only highlight novel methods to aid early cancer diagnosis and treatment surveillance of patients with cancer, but will also identify future targets for the next generation of cancer treatments.