Imperial College London

Dr. Beth Holder

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Health



+44 (0)20 7594 1773b.holder




3 008Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





Dr. Beth Holder is a Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Health in the Institute of Reproductive Biology (IRDB).

Beth's expertise is in extracellular vesicles, reproductive and neonatal immunology, and placental biology. She has two main research focuses:

(1) The investigation of bi-directional communication between maternal immune cells and the placenta via extracellular vesicles, including exosomes

(2) Maternal vaccination: the role of the placenta in antibody transfer and the impact of maternal pertussis immunisation on neonatal early-life immune responses



Rice TF, Diavatopoulos DA, Smits GP, et al., 2019, Antibody responses to Bordetella pertussis and other childhood vaccines in infants born to mothers who received pertussis vaccine in pregnancy - a prospective, observational cohort study from the United Kingdom., Clin Exp Immunol

Zhong Z, Haltalli M, Holder B, et al., 2019, The impact of timing of maternal influenza immunization on infant antibody levels at birth, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Vol:195, ISSN:0009-9104, Pages:139-152

Thery C, Witwer KW, Aikawa E, et al., 2018, Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelines, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, Vol:7, ISSN:2001-3078

Rice TF, Donaldson B, Bouqueau M, et al., 2018, Macrophage- but not monocyte-derived extracellular vesicles induce placental pro-inflammatory responses, Placenta, Vol:69, ISSN:0143-4004, Pages:92-95

Le Doare K, Holder B, Bassett A, et al., 2018, Mother's Milk: A Purposeful Contribution to the Development of the infant Microbiota and immunity, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:9, ISSN:1664-3224

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