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Ms Victoria Jones
Victoria Jones graduated from the University of Leeds in 2009 with a First Class degree in Pharmacology (BSc). During her degree she completed an industrial placement year with GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage, where she worked within the newly formed ‘Immuno-Inflammatory’ department. Her year was spent developing an in vivo model of T cell activation. Following this, she was awarded an undergraduate bursary to attend the British Pharmacological Society Winter Meeting 2008 and presented a poster of the work carried out during her placement at GSK.
Following this, Victoria was awarded a 1+3 year PhD studentship from the Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology at Imperial College London.
Currently she is completing an MRes in Experimental Physiology and Drug Discovery and will be joining the Respiratory Pharmacology group, within the National Heart and Lung Institute as a PhD student in October. At present she is working within this group as part of her master’s research project, where she is investigating the role of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in microvascular leakage.
For her PhD she will continue to look at the role of prostaglandins, such as PGE2, in airway inflammation using various animal models of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).