Imperial College London

Dr Kevin Woollard

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Senior Research Fellow



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Dr Kevin Woollard received his PhD in 2003 and went on to perform postdoctoral studies at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia in collaboration with Roche (Basel, Switzerland) and fellowship funding from National Heart Foundation Australia.  In 2009 Dr Woollard returned to UK to work in the Divsion of Immunology & Inflammation at Kings College London through a British Heart Foundation Fellowship, studying monocyte heterogeneity in inflammatory diseases.  In 2012 Dr Woollard became a group leader in the Renal and Vascular Inflammation Section, Department of Medicine at Imperial College London.

My main interests are in the understanding of monocyte biology in vascular inflammation.  How monocytes and other circulating blood cells contribute to inflammatory disease through mobilisation, recruitment and migration.  Utilising novel imaging modalities (e.g. intravital) to characterise the in-vivo effector functions at the endothelial interface and to understand the pathophysiology of chronic vascular inflammation, such as in atherosclerosis and kidney disease.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Jackson WD, Weinrich TW, Woollard KJ, et al., 2016, Very-low and low-density lipoproteins induce neutral lipid accumulation and impair migration in monocyte subsets, Scientific Reports, Vol:6, ISSN:2045-2322

Diaz AIG, Moyon B, Coan PM, et al., 2016, New Wistar Kyoto and spontaneously hypertensive rat transgenic models with ubiquitous expression of green fluorescent protein, Disease Models & Mechanisms, Vol:9, ISSN:1754-8403, Pages:463-471

Saja MF, Baudino L, Jackson WD, et al., 2015, Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins Modulate the Distribution and Extravasation of Ly6C/Gr1(low) Monocytes, Cell Reports, Vol:12, ISSN:2211-1247, Pages:1802-1815

Rogacev KS, Zawada AM, Emrich I, et al., 2014, Lower Apo A-I and Lower HDL-C Levels Are Associated With Higher Intermediate CD14(++)CD16(+) Monocyte Counts That Predict Cardiovascular Events in Chronic Kidney Disease, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Vol:34, ISSN:1079-5642, Pages:2120-2127

Woollard KJ, Geissmann F, Woollard KJ, et al., 2010, Monocytes in atherosclerosis: subsets and functions, Nature Reviews Cardiology, Vol:7, ISSN:1759-5002, Pages:77-86

Cros J, Cagnard N, Woollard K, et al., 2010, Human CD14(dim) Monocytes Patrol and Sense Nucleic Acids and Viruses via TLR7 and TLR8 Receptors, Immunity, Vol:33, ISSN:1074-7613, Pages:375-386

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