Professor of Dermatology
Skin and mucosae frequently represent the first point of contact with pathogens and allergens, yet we still know relatively little of the role of the surface immune system in clearing such challenges. This is crucially important in understanding the mechanisms of skin diseases and related diseases, and for optimising approaches to cutaneous drug and vaccine delivery. The aim of the group is therefore to understand, at the molecular and cellular level, the role of human cutaneous immune responses in mechanisms of disease, treatment and vaccination. As well as contributing to an understanding of disease pathogenesis, we aim to translate our findings to changes in clinical practice.
Spontaneous atopic dermatitis in mice with a defective skin barrier is independent of ILC2 and mediated by IL-1β.
Schwartz C. et al, (2019), Allergy
FEVIPIPRANT INHIBITS PROSTAGLANDIN D2 MEDIATED ACTIVATION OF GROUP 2 INNATE LYMPHOID CELLS (ILC2S)
Sandham D. et al, (2019), RESPIROLOGY, 24, 105 - 105
Correction: Synergistic activation of pro-inflammatory type-2 CD8 + T lymphocytes by lipid mediators in severe eosinophilic asthma.
Hilvering B. et al, (2018), Mucosal Immunol
Quantification of dengue virus specific T cell responses and correlation with viral load and clinical disease severity in acute dengue infection.
Wijeratne DT. et al, (2018), PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 12
Synergistic activation of pro-inflammatory type-2 CD8+ T lymphocytes by lipid mediators in severe eosinophilic asthma.
Hilvering B. et al, (2018), Mucosal Immunol, 11, 1408 - 1419