Helen Stoelting – PhD student
I am in the second year of my PhD, during which I want to explore the mechanisms underlying remodelling processes of the lungs in early life allergic airway disease. I graduated from the University of Bonn with a BSc in Molecular Biomedicine in 2016. After taking a year out from my studies for internships in industry and academia, I came to Imperial in 2017 for my MSc in Immunology and joined the Lloyd lab for my master thesis on “Regulation of Immune Responses during Allergic Airway Disease by T Cell-Derived Interleukin-10 and Airway Macrophages”. I have since started my PhD in October 2018, which is funded by the British Lung Foundation. Here, I will use both patient samples from children with pre-school wheeze or school-age asthma and neonatal mouse models of allergic airway disease to investigate the contribution of EGFR signalling to structural changes of the lungs in early life.