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Yi-Ling Chen


Career Development Fellow

Research Summary

I joined the lab of Professor Graham Ogg as a DPhil student in 2014 to investigate the immune networks in human cutaneous inflammation and the translational development of novel therapeutic approaches. My work has been focusing on understanding the interaction and modulation of key innate immune cells in inflammatory conditions, and to identify novel therapeutic targets in sterile skin inflammation and cutaneous and systemic bacterial infection. Since completing my DPhil, I continued my research as a Postdoctoral researcher, expanding my expertise and investigating the role of unconventional T cells in skin infectious and inflammatory diseases, adopting high-dimensional approaches and T cell cloning techniques. I have started my group as a career development fellow at the beginning of 2023 to focus on the role of CD1c-reactive T cells in tissue homeostasis and microbial defence.