Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Cancer Cell Biology
Area of Interest
I am interested in the effects of conventional tobacco, and e-cigarettes on the lung. As part of my program, I am studying whether chronic e-cigarette use leads to increases in secreted proteases that are associated with inflammation, lung damage and cancer metastasis. I also study how e-cigarette use can alter genes/proteins involved in cancer.
Awards and Honors
- Recipient of the Adolf Windorfer Prize for outstanding research in the field of cystic fibrosis, 2003
- Recipient of the Phil Hearne Memorial Prize for excellence in postgraduate research, 1995
- Research scholarship from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1994