Minerva Garcia – Research Technician

I hold a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona and I recently graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Immunology. My masters research project investigated the effect of dendritic cells in T follicular helper cell dysregulation during early life, in Dr James Harker‘s lab.

I then worked in  Dr Cecilia Johansson’s lab, ICL, as a Research Technician for 7 months, where I investigated the role of type I IFN response in different COVID mouse models. In May 2022 I had the opportunity to join Prof Lloyd’s group and widen my research experience, and here I will investigate the immune-neuro-stromal communications in asthma.   


  • Ogger P.P., Garcia Martín M., Michalaki C., Zhou J., Brown J. C., Du Y., Miah K. M., Habib O., Hyde S.C., Gill D. R., Barclay W. S., Johansson C. Type I interferon signaling deficiency results in dysregulated innate immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in a mouse model. European Journal of Immunology. https://doi.org/10.1002/eji.202249913