Dr Emily Swindle
Associate Professor in Pharmacology
Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Lung-on-a-chip, epithelial barrier, respiratory disease modelling, in vitro models of the airway mucosa, cellular cross talk, asthma
As a respiratory cell biologist, my research is focused on building complex in vitro models of the airways incorporating structural cells and immune cells. We are currently developing airway-on-chip technologies to monitor epithelial barrier properties in real-time and to develop more disease relevant models for pharmacological and toxicological testing. The organ-on-chip network is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge, explore common interests and foster collaboration.