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Professor Marlene Rose

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Professor of transplant immunology



Professor Marlene Rose is a professor of transplant immunology at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. 

Areas of expertise

With her clinical expertise in transplant immunology, Professor Rose has played a key role in an international task force to define humoral rejection after heart transplantation. She has also chaired the Council of Basic Science and Pathology for the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and sat on its programme committee for three years.


She also sits on a number of professional committees, including the UK Advisory Board for Xenotransplantation and is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists.

Research interests and teaching

Professor Rose's research interests include the role of antibodies in transplant rejection, and she regularly travels to international conferences to give lectures and chair sessions on this and other specialist subjects.


In May 2007, she organised and chaired an international workshop on the stratification of antibodies as risk factors for heart and lung transplant recipients at the American Transplant Congress in San Francisco.

She also supervises many international students studying for MD and PhD qualifications at the Trust. 


As well as writing three books, Professor Rose is associate editor of the 'Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation' and is on the editorial board of 'Transplantation and Transplant Immunology'. She has also written more than 100 peer reviewed publications in the field of heart and lung transplantation.