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Dr Pete Gardner
Wolfson building, 3rd floor
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
London
Tel: 020 7608 4042
Appointment
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Inst Ophthalmology - Ocular Biology
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Summary

I'm interested in immune-regulation in the eye: specifically, 1) the regulation of autoimmune-mediated inflammation including T cell, myeloid and complement mediated responses 2) Gene therapy delivery of anti-inflammatory cytokines into the eye and 3) the host immune response to stem-cell derived transplanted photoreceptors and RPE cells as a treatment for retinal degeneration. My work includes the pharmacological modulation of T cells, AAV and Lentiviral vector local delivery of anti-inflammatory genes in the eye and investigations into the role of Annexin A1 and SIRT1 (in collaboration with GSK) in the abrogation / resolution of inflammation. I also retain an interest in B cell and antibody responses during Malaria infection from my past work in generating transgenic knock-in B cell receptor mice specific for a surface protein of the Malaria parasite.

Teaching Summary

I have 5 years lecturing experience, delivering lectures and grading students presentations for the Immunology module and Genetics module of the Biology of Vision MSc course at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL.

Appointments
21-NOV-2016 Senior Research Associate Institute of Ophthalmology UCL, United Kingdom
22-JUL-2010 Research Associate Genetics Dept. Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2010 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Immunology National Institute for Medical Research
2005 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Biology Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
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