Cristan Herbert holds a B.S. degree of medicinal chemistry (Hon) and a Ph.D. (pathology) degree. Herbert is currently employed as a lecturer of pathology in the School of Medical Sciences at University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW, Australia. The areas of research expertise include asthma, airway inflammation, and mouse models of disease. The primary research focus is on the pathogenesis of asthma. Currently Herbert is investigating the mechanisms by which exposure to environmental pollutants during early life contributes to the development of childhood asthma, as well as the mechanisms underlying severe airway inflammation in acute exacerbations of asthma. Additional interests include the identification and evaluation of anti-inflammatory agents, including novel drugs and natural products, using cell culture systems and clinically relevant models of asthma in mice.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2015