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Dr Caroline Weight

Lecturer in Respiratory Infection and Immunity

Furness Building



Research overview

Respiratory pathogens must interact with and negotiate colonisation of the specialised epithelial cells that line the nose. These cells form a protective barrier and contact with pathogens triggers immune responses that lead to production of protective immunity. This process changes with age, environmental factors, and the respiratory microbiome. We use state-of-the-art models and advanced imaging technology to study how interactions of bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae affect the respiratory epithelium.

PhD supervision

https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/doctoraltraining/northwestbio/projects/pathogens/establishmentofairway-on-chiptoinvestigateagedependenthuman/ https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/an-airway-on-chip-model-to-investigate-epithelial-derived-immunity-following-respiratory-infections-in-humans-exposed-to-particulate-matter/?p168902

Current Teaching

BIOL112 - Cell Structure and Function

BIOL387 - Research Project

BIOL444 - Models of Disease

My Role

Early Career Researcher Training Tutor for BLS

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