Becky Vonakis received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, and her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. She completed Postdoctoral Fellowships first at the NIAMS/NIH and subsequently in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md, USA. She serves as a Fellow of the American Association of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. She has over 30 publications including peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, and book chapters. Her research centers on signal transduction in mast cells and basophils and has included both basic mechanistic studies as well as translational studies to elucidate the contribution of granulocytes to the pathology of asthma, allergies, and urticaria. More recently, she has taken on a new role as Director of an Epithelial Biology Core Facility at Johns Hopkins University. The core produces human bronchial epithelial cells grown under air-liquid interface for a variety of projects related to asthma and COPD. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md, USA. She reviews grants for the National Medical Research Council, Singapore.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013