Lindsay completed a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences at Stirling University, followed by an MSc in Experimental and Molecular Pathology at Dundee University. Her PhD, supervised by Dr Anil Mehta, Clinical Reader in the School of Medicine at Dundee, investigated protein kinase and phosphatase activity in the airways of people with CF. She went on to complete two post-doctoral studies looking at inflammatory responses, repair processes and innate immunity of the human airways, before taking up an academic position. She joined the HSUS/HSI in 2016 after 12 years lecturing in Immunology and continuing her research into human models of the airways and their applications in drug discovery and disease mechanisms.
Now that the holiday excesses are over, are you thinking about your liver? Worried about your alcohol consumption or maybe feeling bad about all those mince pies (you know, the rich fruit pies that the Brits are so keen on)? Your liver is an incredibly complex organ made up of many different cell types working together - and it plays an important role in your well-being.
The inescapable truth is that attempting to model human diseases in non-human animals will always be problematic, and can delay progress in finding much-needed cures. And most importantly, these proposals miss the opportunity to stop throwing good resources after the bad, to focus on a transition away from the failing animal models and toward a future of effective cures.
16/12/2016 09:32 GMT
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