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 Anaesthesia & Critical Care, 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 -
  • NeRRe therapeutics 2020-



Koh MW, Baldi RF, Soni S, et al., 2021, Secreted extracellular cyclophilin a is a novel mediator of ventilator induced lung injury., American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:204, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:421-430

Soni S, Garner J, O'Dea K, et al., 2021, Intra-alveolar neutrophil-derived microvesicles are associated with disease severity in COPD, American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Vol:320, ISSN:1040-0605, Pages:L73-L83

O'Dea K, Tan YY, Shah S, et al., 2020, Monocytes mediate homing of circulating microvesicles to the pulmonaryvasculature during low-grade systemic inflammation, Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, Vol:9, ISSN:2001-3078, Pages:1-16


Soni S, Romano R, O'Dea K, et al., 2020, Intra-alveolar neutrophil-derived microvesicles predict development of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation, EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD, ISSN:0903-1936

Koh M, Takata M, Wilson M, 2020, Cyclophilin A as a Novel Mediator in Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury, Annual Meeting on Experimental Biology, WILEY, ISSN:0892-6638

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