Lung Injury and Fibrosis Treatment Research

The research centres around inflammatory lung diseases especially acute lung injury, interstitial lung disease and recently COPD. Dr Thickett has a basic science interest in the role of growth factors e.g. VEGF in lung epithelial repair as well as the relationship between infection and inflammation in acute lung injury / ILD. He has also developed an extensive interest in the functional importance of vitamin D deficiency in lung disease and the emerging role of T17/Tregs in acute and resolving inflammation.

There is collaborative work ongoing into the role of HSD-1 deficiency in acute lung injury.

Group members...

Dr David Thickett (group lead)
Reader in Respiratory Medicine

Dr V D’Souza

Dr S lax
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Jaimin Patel
Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Dhruv Parekh
Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Chris Bassford
Lecturer

Dr Rachel Dancer
Lecturer

Dr Alice Wood
Clinical Lecturer

Dr Liz Sapey
Lecturer