Centre for Trophoblast Research Graduate Student, PhD.
Identity and ontogeny of group 1 uterine ILCs
Collaboration with Lorenzo Moretta (Rome), Ashley Moffett, Pathology (Cambridge) and Russel Hamilton, CTR (Cambridge)
- Innate lymphoid cells in the uterus.
Uterine Natural Killer (uNK) cell populations are present in both non-pregnant and pregnant humans and mice. Recent reports have shown that other recently defined innate lymphocytes, termed Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs) are also present in the human and mouse uterus. ILCs are increasingly appreciated as key regulators of tissue immunity. However, their role in human tissue homeostasis and disease remains to be fully elucidated. My current research in the Colucci group is focused on characterising the ILCs in both human and murine uterus, and delineating their relationship with other immune cells found at the maternal-fetal interface, including uNK cells.
- PhD (2015 – Present), University of Cambridge, UK
- MSc in Immunology (2014-2015), Imperial College London, UK (Dean’s Master’s Scholarship)
- BSc in Molecular Biology with Physiology (2010-2014), University of Belgrade, Serbia
Previous Research Positions
- Researcher (summer 2013), John Innes Centre, UK
- Researcher (summer 2012), AMGEN programme, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Member of the Royal Microscopical Society, British Society for Immunology, flowcytometryUK