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Research Officer

BSc BMedSci(Hons) PhD

Tom Iosifidis received his PhD in Paediatrics (UWA 2018) and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Airway Epithelial Research at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Tom utilises a broad skill base including unique paediatric samples such as cells lining the airways, known as airway epithelial cells. In addition, he also uses cutting-edge omics data analyses and organotypic airway models to develop better treatments for childhood lung diseases, such as pre-school wheeze and asthma.

His research interests lie in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying airway repair and lung disease development. He is currently leading drug screening efforts to target epithelial injuries. In addition, he has a strong interest in biomarkers for the identification of at-risk individuals that would benefit from targeted treatments.