Dr Wendy Powell

Dr Wendy Powell

January 2014-June 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, T Cell Modulation Group, Institute of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University.

'Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of T cell cross-reactivity in autoimmunity'.

July 2011-January 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Diabetes Research group, Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Cardiff University.

Investigating the role of B cells in Type 1 Diabetes. Supervised by Professors Colin Dayan and Susan Wong. This project has involved designing and developing assays to study the behaviour and function of B cell subsets in newly diagnosed and long standing patients with type 1 diabetes.

2010-2011: Research and Development Scientist for British Biocell International, Cardiff.

2006-2010: PhD from the Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.

'The role of IL-6 and sIL-6R in Chronic lung disease of prematurity' Professor Sailesh Kotecha and Dr Eamon McGreal.

2004-2006: Research technician at the Renal Immunobiology Department, University of Birmingham, UK.

2003-2004: M.Phil from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Six month project at the Renal Immunobiology department investigating the role of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) on neutrophils in Vasculitis. Professor Caroline Savage and Dr Julie Williams.

Six month project at the CRC for Cancer studies on the role of Epstein-Barr virus on the wnt/beta-catenin pathway in relation to Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Professor Lawrence Young and Dr Chris Dawson.

2002-2003: Associate Scientist at Astra Zeneca, Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK.

1998-2002: BSc Hons from the University of Hertfordshire with Erasmus year at the Pharmacology Department, University of Linköping, Sweden (2000-2001) with Dr Samuel Svensson.