Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3315 8292michael.wilson




G.3.43Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Personal History

I am a non-clinical lecturer in Physiology within the Section of Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care. I received my PhD from Imperial College (St. Mary''s Hospital) in 1998 and following postdoctoral stints at King''s College London and Queen Mary University of London, rejoined Imperial in 2001.

Research Interests

I am a member of the Critical Care Research group headed by Prof Masao Takata, and have a major interest in understanding the science behind pulmonary aspects of critical care. In particular my main focus is the process by which the inflammatory response influences the development of acute lung injury within the Intensive Care unit. Areas of specific interest include -

  • improved modelling
  • mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI)
  • TNF signaling during acute lung injury
  • monocyte/macrophage involvement during VILI

Teaching Activities

I am Course Director for the BSc in Surgery & Anaesthesia, and joint lead for the Anaesthetics, Pain Medicine and Intensive Care (APMIC) stream of the MRes in Biomedical Research.


Commercial Activity

Industrial connections

  • GlaxoSmithKline. 2008 -



Oakley C, Koh M, Baldi R, et al., 2019, Ventilation following established ARDS: a preclinical model framework to improve predictive power, Thorax, ISSN:1468-3296

Soni S, O'Dea K, Tan YY, et al., 2019, ATP redirects cytokine trafficking and promotes novel membrane TNF signalling via microvesicles, Faseb Journal, ISSN:0892-6638

Wilson M, Takata M, 2019, Mechanical Ventilation in Mice: Does Longer Equal Better?, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Vol:60, ISSN:1044-1549, Pages:137-138


Koh MW, Takata M, Wilson MR, 2019, Cyclophilin A as a Novel Mediator in Acute Lung Injury, International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society, AMER THORACIC SOC, ISSN:1073-449X

Garner J, Soni S, O'Dea K, et al., 2018, Late Breaking Abstract - Intra-alveolar neutrophil-derived microvesicles: a biomarker of COPD severity, 28th International Congress of the European-Respiratory-Society (ERS), EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD, ISSN:0903-1936

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