Anastasia obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Pharmacology from the University of Sunderland with a Sandwich year (in respiratory pharmacology) at Bayer PLC in 1998. Her PhD in cell biology and cell physiology took place at the University of East Anglia (2002) in the laboratory of Jelena Gavrilovic, and investigated the role of growth factor and cell-matrix interactions in alveolar epithelial wound healing.

Anastasia’s research career has been focussed in the biomedical area. Her postdoctoral positions (2002-2009) were undertaken in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Cambridge in the laboratories of Edwin Chilvers and Nicholas Morrell, where she investigated the role of granulocytes in lung inflammation and asthma, and receptor trafficking in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

In 2009 she worked at the Institute of Food Research, Norwich within the field of gut mucosal immunology.  Here she aimed to understand how gut epithelial stem cells are regulated by the innate immune system during homeostasis and inflammatory bowel disease. 

In October 2016 Anastasia joined the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia as a Lecturer in Pharmacology.

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