Virginia Calder holds a B.S. degree (honors) in immunology and a Ph.D. degree. Currently, she is a Lecturer in immunology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK. Her research has focused around the fundamental mechanisms underlying inflammatory eye diseases, including allergic conjunctivitis and uveitis. She is a T cell-immunologist with extensive experience of cytokine profiles, expanding T cells from minute ocular specimens and investigating their interactions with tissue-resident cells such as mast cells, epithelial cells, and neutrophils. The anti-inflammatory effects of various antiallergic drugs and statins have also been investigated both in vitro and in vivo in patients and in experimental models where possible.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2010