Professor Catherine Thornton

Publications

  1. & Production and regulation of interleukin-1 family cytokines at the materno-fetal interface. Cytokine
  2. & Immune biomarkers in the spectrum of childhood noncommunicable diseases. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 137(5), 1302-1316.
  3. & Evaluation of the automated MicroFlow® and Metafer™ platforms for high-throughput micronucleus scoring and dose response analysis in human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells. Archives of Toxicology
  4. & Interleukin 4 and interleukin 13 downregulate the lipopolysaccharide-mediated inflammatory response by human gestation-associated tissues†. Biology of Reproduction 96(3), 576-586.
  5. & Shear stess-induced total blood trauma in multiple species. Artifical Organs

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Teaching

  • PM-249 Human Immunology

    The course is designed as an introduction to immunology and the human immune system. The course covers the fundamentals of immunology including functional perturbations associated with disease and experimental approaches to the study of immunology.

  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project

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  • PM-341 Human Biology and the Environment

    This module is intended to provide an understanding of how our environmental factors impact on key aspects of human biology. Various environmental factors such as diet, stress, and pollution will be considered with a focus on their effects on epigenetics, inflammation, gut microbiota, mitochondrial health, and oxidative stress in non-communicable diseases in particular (e.g. chronic respiratory disease, cancer and metabolic disorders). The effect of extreme environments (e.g. altitude, space) and ageing on multiple organ systems will be considered. Students will gain practical experience in communicating these issues to scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Supervision

  • Natural and synthetic GHSR-agonists as neuro-protective agents against Parkinson's disease (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jeffrey Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Impact of ventricular assist devices on the activity of white blood cells and the implications for device design and testing. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Dr Karl Hawkins
  • Ghrelin regulation of the adult hippocampal stem cell niche (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jeffrey Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Determining the bioenergetic capacity of insect (Galleria mellonella) haemocytes (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Sub-functionalisation of insect haemocyte populations when exposed to microbial and viral ligands (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Raman spectroscopy and colorectal cancer: towards early diagnosis and personalised medicine (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan
  • Investigation of Candida diversity in an infertile cohort using next generation genetic analysis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Dyson
  • Combining regenerative medicine strategies to tissue engineer cartilage for facial reconstruction (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Exploring metabolomic biomarkers using mass spectrometry. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ed Dudley
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Inhibiting IL-17 Production by Blocking Endogenous RORγt Agonists for the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Yuqin Wang
    Other supervisor: Prof William Griffiths
    Other supervisor: Dr Jonathan Mullins
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Effects of bariatric weight loss on asthma and inflammatory phenotypes (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gwyneth Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton