Andrew Thorley

Dr Andrew Thorley

Dr Andrew Thorley

Dr Andrew Thorley is a Lecturer in the Lung Cell Biology Group at the National Heart and Lung Institute with a research focus on nanotechnology and pulmonary innate immunity. Dr Thorley also teaches on a number of undergraduate Medicine, Biomedical Science, and Engineering courses.Dr Thorley graduated from the University of Bath in 2000 with a Masters in Pharmacology. During his undergraduate study, he spent a year working for Bayer plc investigating the role of matrix metalloproteinases in pulmonary alveolar macrophage-mediated inflammation and tissue remodelling. His research has expanded to study the interaction of engineered nanoparticles with cells of the peripheral lung. This programme of research includes how engineered nanoparticles may modfy the host response to microbial ligands, how physicochemical properties of nanoparticles affect their interaction with, and uptake by, pulmonary cells and the development of antibody-tagged metal nanoparticles as novel vectors for pulmonary drug delivery.In addition to his academic work,

Institution
Imperial College London
Role
Academics
Office/Location
Medicine
Email
andrew.thorley@imperial.ac.uk
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