Judith A. Woodfolk
Primary AppointmentAssociate Professor, Medicine: Allergy and Clinical Immunology
- MBChB, Medicine, Sheffield University
- PhD, Microbiology, University of Virginia
- MD, Medicine, Sheffield University
Cellular mechanisms of allergic disease in humans.
Current projects include: (1) analysis of the role of effector and regulatory T cells in severe allergic disease; (2) cellular and molecular studies on the role of TSLP and its receptor in allergic disease; (3) investigation of the role of extracellular matrix molecules in atopic dermatitis; and (4) immune mechanisms of rhinovirus-induced asthma exacerbations. Our work involves a high degree of collaboration with clinical specialists in adult and pediatric allergy and pediatric respiratory medicine, as well as with basic scientists in the fields of murine immunology, virology, biochemistry, genetics, epigenetics, and molecular biology. By focusing on human-based systems, we aim to accelerate the transition of experimental findings from the bench to the bedside.