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Miss Nicole Dale
Nicole Dale is a PhD student within the Respiratory Pharmacology group at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. She joined the group in 2009 to undertake an MRC and GSK funded CASE studentship investigating in vivo models of steroid insensitive asthma.
Nicole graduated from University of Bristol in 2009 with an MSci in Pharmacology. In her final year she worked on a grant proposal project ‘Investigating the role of platelets in the pathogenesis of asthma’ for which she was awarded the highest mark in the year. During her degree she also completed a one year industrial placement at Novartis (UK), where she worked on in vivo models of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). During this placement she was awarded the Alan Steward Award for the best in vivo presentation for work on a combined model of Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and tobacco smoke induced inflammation.
Her research area focuses on development and characterisation of ovalbumin and house dust mite driven models of allergic asthma and the effect of tobacco smoke on these models. These models will be used to investigate the mechanism behind steroid insensitivity in severe asthma.
Nicole is also a member of the NHLI postgraduate research student committee.