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Dr. Nigel John Stevenson

Assistant Professor in Immunology (Biochemistry)

 Together against HIV: raising awareness and knowledge through documented real-life experiences and research discovery
 Curing Rheumatoid Arthritis with broad acting anti-viral peptide therapeutics

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Gargan, S. and Ahmed, S. and Mahony, R. and Bannan, C. and Napoletano, S. and O'Farrelly, C. and Borrow, P. and Bergin, C. and Stevenson, N.J., HIV-1 Promotes the Degradation of Components of the Type 1 IFN JAK/STAT Pathway and Blocks Anti-viral ISG Induction, EBioMedicine, 30, 2018, p203-216 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bourke NM, Napoletano S, Bannan C, Ahmed S, Bergin C, McKnight à , Stevenson NJ., Control of HIV infection by IFN-alpha: implications for latency and a cure., Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 75, (5), 2018, p775-783 , Review Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mahony R, Gargan S, Roberts KL, Bourke N, Keating SE, Bowie AG, O'Farrelly C, Stevenson NJ, A novel anti-viral role for STAT3 in IFN-alpha signalling responses. , Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74, (9), 2017, p1755 - 1764, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Raftery N and Stevenson NJ, Advances in anti-viral immune defence: revealing the importance of the IFN JAK/STAT pathway., Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74, (14), 2017, p2525-2535 , Review Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mahony R, Ahmed S, Diskin C, Stevenson NJ, SOCS3 revisited: a broad regulator of disease, ready for therapeutic use?, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 73, (17), 2016, p3323 - 3336, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Murray C1, Griffin ÉW, O'Loughlin E, Lyons A, Sherwin E, Ahmed S, Stevenson NJ, Harkin A, Cunningham C., Interdependent and independent roles of type I interferons and IL-6 in innate immune, neuroinflammatory and sickness behaviour responses to systemic poly I:C., Brain, Behaviour and Immunity,, 48, 2015, p274 - 286, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Lui PY, Jin DY, Stevenson NJ., MicroRNA: master controllers of intracellular signaling pathways., Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 72, (18), 2015, p3531 - 3542, Review Article, PUBLISHED  URL
HCV Immune Evasion in, Hepatitis C Virus: Molecular Pathways and Treatments, OMICS group, 2014, [Napoletano S, Bannan C, Bergin C and Stevenson NJ], Notes: [], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Collins AS, Ahmed S Napoletano S, Schroeder M, Johnston JA, Hegarty JE, O'Farrelly C and Stevenson NJ. , Hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS) 3 regulates proinflammatory tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α responses. , The Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 96, (2), 2014, p255-63 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Bourke NM, O'Neill M, Sarwar S, Norris S, Stewart S, Hegarty JE, Stevenson NJ and O'Farrelly C., In vitro Blood Cell Responsiveness to IFN-alpha Predicts Clinical Response Independently of IL28B in Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1 Infected Patients., Journal of Translational Medicine, 2014, p204-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Kelly A, Fahey R, Keogh C, Stevenson NJ, CarrollA , Siddachari R, Geoghegan J, Hegarty JE, Ryan EJ, O'Farrelly C, Cd141+ (bdca-3+) interferon lambda (ifn-λ)-producing dendritic cells are depleted in hepatitis C virus-infected liver, Immunology, 2011, 135, 2011, pp111 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Stevenson NJ, Ryan EJ, Keogh CA, Lloyd AT, Cormican P, Hegarty JE, O'Farrelly C. , Hepatitis C virus (HCV) regulates signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) protein expression to escape interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) responses. , Immunology, 125, (1), 2008, pp71 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Armstrong MA, McClurg AE, Stevenson NJ, Hawkins SA, Johnston JA. , Timing of exposure to interferon beta can alter conventional dendritic cell precursor cell differentiation by upregulating IKBzeta and downregulating NFkB2/p52. , Immunology, 120, (1), 2007, pp36 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Stevenson NJ, Addely M, Greaves D, Johnston J. , Chemokines regulate innate immunity and chemotaxis through Suppressor Of Cytokine Signalling (SOCS) proteins., Clinical Immunology, 2006, ppS127 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Stevenson NJ, Haan S, McClurg A, Armstrong MA, Heinrich P, Johnston JA. , The chemoattractants IL-8 and fMLP regulate G-CSF signalling by inducing suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS)-1 expression., Immunology, 116, (1), 2005, pp73 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Stevenson NJ, Haan S, McClurg AE, McGrattan MJ, Armstrong MA, Heinrich PC, JA Johnston, The Chemoattractants, IL-8 and Formyl-Methionyl-Leucyl-Phenylalanine, Regulate Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Signaling by Inducing Suppressor of Cytokine, Journal of Immunology, 173, (5), 2004, pp3243 - 3249, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Provost's PhD Project Award to investigate the immune responses to a newly emerged virus threat: towards a targeted cure 2018
My recent publication on HIV Immune Evasion was extensively covered by media outlets including The Times, Medical Xpress, Silicon Republic, Med India, Business Standard, New Kerala, Hindustan Times, South Asian Times, Financial Express, Odisha TV India, Irish Central, Siasat, The Mangalorean, The World News, Science Magazine and the Gulf Times 2018
Chosen by HRB to showcase my research in their Health Research in Action publication. Spotlight article entitled "A new approach to outmanoeuvre HIV infection" 2018
Invited interview on Irish Today FM Radio about HCV infection and the international HCV2018 symposium I co-chaired in Dublin RDS 2018