Professor Catherine Thornton

Publications

  1. & Immune biomarkers in the spectrum of childhood noncommunicable diseases. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 137(5), 1302-1316.
  2. & 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
  3. & Interleukin 4 and interleukin 13 downregulate the lipopolysaccharide-mediated inflammatory response by human gestation-associated tissues. Biology of Reproduction
  4. & Shear stess-induced total blood trauma in multiple species. Artifical Organs
  5. & Tissue-Engineering Solutions in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Frontiers in Surgery

See more...

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-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
  • Effects of bariatric weight loss on asthma and inflammatory phenotypes (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gwyneth Davies
    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
  • Ghrelin regulation of the adult hippocampal stem cell niche (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jeffrey Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'Raman Spectroscopy Study of Blood, Immunology and applications in Prenatal Care' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan
    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
  • Determining the bioenergetic capacity of insect (Galleria mellonella) haemocytes (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Coates
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'The thrombogenicity of candidate materials for an implantable ventricular assist device' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karl Hawkins
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'Metabolic Tuning the Human Adaptive Immune System' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Nigel Francis
    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
  • Untitled (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Iain Whitaker
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Untitled (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
  • 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
  • '''Soft Tissue Regeneration with the Aid of Bioabsorbable Nanocomposite Polymeric Scaffolds and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells''' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Prof Iain Whitaker
  • 'Development of platelet lysates for therapeutic use' (awarded 2016)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • The impact of maternal obesity on immunomodulatory and differentation potential of mesenchymal stem cell of the offspring (awarded 2016)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'Product development of a mesenchymal stem cell therapy for the treatment of myocardial infaction' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'Pattern recognition receptor activity at the maternal-fetal interface: implications for pre-term labour' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Prof Martin Sheldon
  • 'The Role of Innate Immunity in the Host Response to Pathogens and Damage in the Endometrium' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Martin Sheldon
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'The effect of optical irradiation on stem cell properties and behaviour' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Morgan
    Other supervisor: Dr Gareth Kiernan
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • 'Obesity and asthma: the role of innate immunity, adipokines and regulatory T-cells' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gwyneth Davies
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Functional Analysis of a STAT6 Genetic Polymorphism (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Julian Hopkin
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Immunology of intrauterine growth restriction (awarded 2009)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Morgan
  • Expression and activity of TOLL-like receptor family in the term and pre-term human placenta (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Professor John White