Virginia Calder holds the B.S. degree (honors) in immunology and the Ph.D. degree. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in immunology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK. Her research has focused on 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.
Biography Updated on 28 October 2013