Allergic diseases, particularly asthma, represent a major public health problem in developed countries, yet there are many aspects of disease pathology that we do not yet understand. My laboratory seeks to bridge immunology, genomic research and bioinformatics to develop a deeper understanding of asthma pathogenesis. Our specific focus is on altering the function of specific cell types that control immune responses to allergens, including immune cells known as T helper cells and the epithelial cells that line the airway, allowing accurate and early diagnosis of the disease as well as the identification of novel targets for therapeutic intervention.
Education & Training
- PhDUniversity College, Biology (2006)
- BSCardiff University, Biochemistry (2001)