Research project

An investigation of asthma molecular pathologies linked to anxiety: a retrospective study of the European U-BIOPRED asthma cohort

Project overview

This is awarded by Asthma Allergy & Inflammation Research Trust


Lead researcher

Professor Ruihua Hou MD, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Associate Dean International

Research interests

  • 1) Psychoneuroimmunology studying how psychological processes, the central nervous system, and the immune system interact and impact mental health;          
  • 2) human psychopharmacology focusing on the role of the locus coeruleus in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, and novel interventions targeting the locus coeruleus-noradrenergic pathway;
  • 3) neuroinflammatory mechanisms underlying anxiety and affective disorders as well as comorbid anxiety, depression, and fatigue in inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.
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Research outputs