- Role: Postdoctoral ScientistGroup: Microbiota and Systems Biology
Dr Chonwerawong joined the Microbiota Systems Biology Research group in 2020 as a postdoctoral scientist and leads the Innate Immunity section of the research group. Her work focusses on understanding the role of the human microbiota in health and disease states, particularly how the microbiota interacts with the immune system in various sites such as the female reproductive tract, gut, lung, and bladder. She has developed a cutting-edge platform called the organ-on-a-chip technology which models cell and microbial systems in vitro, to enable in-depth characterisation of host-microbial interactions. Answering these key questions will contribute to the development of novel interventions and live biotherapeutics that target the microbiota. Dr Chonwerawong has published her work in leading journals in the field such as Gastroenterology and Mucosal Immunology.
Chonwerawong M, Ferrand, J,…& Ferrero R.L., The NOD-like receptor NLRC5 plays a
protective role in Helicobacter-induced inflammation and lymphoid tissue formation,
Jones-Freeman B, *Chonwerawong M, Marcelino V.R, Deshpande A.V, Forster S.C, Starkey, M.R., The microbiome and host mucosal interactions in urinary tract disease, Mucosal Immunology, *co-first author