Imperial College London

Dr Jessica Rowley

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Facility Manager







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Jessica Rowley began working in the SAFB core Flow Cytometry Facility in January 2016. She developed her interest in cytometry whilst investigating pericytes, a rare stem cell population, as part of the Inflammation, Repair and Development group, at Imperial. Along with Dr Jill Johnson, Jessica studied the role of pericytes in airway smooth muscle thickening in a model of chronic airway inflammation. 

Under the supervision of Prof. Malcolm Richardson and Dr. Sarah Herrick, Jessica obtained her PhD in 2014, from the University of Manchester with her thesis entitled ‘The Interaction of Aspergillus fumigatus with the Airway Epithelium’. During her PhD, she investigated the airway epithelial inflammatory response to fungal germination and growth, and the receptor-ligand interactions involved.


Research and education:

2021 - Level 3 Certification in Leadership and Management

2020 - PGCert - University Learning and Teaching

2015 - Post-doctoral research assistant, Inflammation Repair and Development, Imperial College London

2014 - PhD Translational Medicine, University of Manchester

2009 - BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Manchester Metropolitan University