Thomas Morrison

    Thomas Morrison

    Research Fellow

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    Research Interests

    As a member of Dr Krasnodembskaya's research group my primary research interests are in the study of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) in the context of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is very prominent in the critically ill and maintains a high rate of morbidity and mortality with no effective treatment available. MSCs are a promising candidate therapy currently being investigated in clinical trials but their mechanisms of effect are not completely understood. My focus is understanding how MSCs interact with the alveolar macrophage of the lung in order to reduce inflammation and help combat infection in these patients. In doing so, we may assist in the development of potency assays which are essential for the selection of MSC donors with the greatest therapeutic efficacy. This work may also help identify novel biomarkers to assess that efficacy in patients.

    Frequent Journals

    • Thorax

      ISSNs: 0040-6376, 1468-3296

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.63 SJR 3.697 SNIP 2.383


    • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

      ISSNs: 1073-449X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1535-4970

      American Thoracic Society

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.24 SJR 6.378 SNIP 3.201


    • European Respiratory Journal

      ISSNs: 0903-1936

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1399-3003


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.82 SJR 3.925 SNIP 2.397


    • Stem Cells

      ISSNs: 1066-5099

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1549-4918

      AlphaMed Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.47 SJR 2.592 SNIP 1.339


    • Journal of the Intensive Care Society

      ISSNs: 1751-1437

      Stansted News Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.52 SJR 0.298 SNIP 0.293


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