Helen is a second year PhD student in the Lloyd Lab, which is based within the Inflammation, Repair and Development section of the National Heart and Lung Institute. Her project investigates the role of EGFR signalling in driving pulmonary repair and remodelling during early life allergic airway disease. Her supervisors are Prof Clare Lloyd and Prof Sejal Saglani.
Helen graduated with a BSc in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Bonn, Germany in 2016 and undertook various internships at university laboratories and in industry before coming to Imperial College in 2017 for an MSc in Immunology. She joined the Lloyd lab for her masters project, during which she studied the regulation of immune responses during allergic airway disease by T cell-derived interleukin-10 and airway macrophages.
The British Lung Foundation awarded Helen a 3-year PhD studentship to investigate potential mechanisms underlying structural remodelling of the airways in children with preschool wheeze and childhood asthma, starting in October 2018. Her project is also part of the Breathing Together programme, a five-year study on asthma development in early life.
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