Projects per year
I’m currently a Senior Lecturer in Immunology at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. I received my first degree in Medicine from China Medical University and completed PhD in Immunology/Ophthalmology at Aberdeen University in 2001. Between 2001 and 2009 I was a postdoctoral researcher and then a senior research fellow at the universities of Cambridge, Manchester (Paterson Institute for Cancer Research) and Glasgow. I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2010.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease
- In vivo immunology
- Immune cytokines
- Cancer immunology
I teach classes of Clinical Immunology/Advanced topics in immunology (4th Year and postgraduates); Immunology practical lab sessions (3rd year and postgraduates); Advanced techniques in in vivo biology (4th year and postgraduates). I coordinate Clinical Immunology and Advanced Techniques in vivo Biology. From 2010-2017, I organized the annual British Pharmacological Society funded Immunology Summer School for undergraduates and graduates from different UK institutions. I also contribute to the teaching and assessment of master degree programme, and supervise MRes, MSc and MSci research projects.
My research focuses on understanding how immune molecules are organised in vivo within a regulatory network in the development of autoimmune and neurological autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, uveoretinitis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and thus find those potential molecules which may be the best targets for clinical intervention for patients with autoimmune disease from all causes. I am also interested in cancer immunology, particularly the effect of immune cells/molecules on cancer development.
25/08/14 → 31/10/20
Research Output per year
Interleukin-16 inhibits sodium channel function and GluA1 phosphorylation via CD4- and CD9-independent mechanisms to reduce hippocampal neuronal excitability and synaptic activityHridi, S. U., Franssen, A. JPM., Jiang, H-R. & Bushell, T. J., 7 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Expression and function of IL-33/ST2 axis in the central nervous system under normal and diseased conditionsFairlie-Clarke, K., Barbour, M., Wilson, C., Hridi, S. U., Allan, D. & Jiang, H-R., 20 Nov 2018, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 9, 16 p., 2596.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
The role of map kinase phosphatase 2 (MKP-2) in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, an animal model of multiple sclerosisAuthor: Barbour, M., 1 Oct 2014
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis