Immunotherapy: Open Access

Immunotherapy: Open Access
Open Access

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Andrew Foey

Andrew Foey

Andrew Foey
Plymouth University, United Kingdom


Andrew D. Foey received his PhD from the University of Bath in 1996. He completed studies in innate immune mechanisms underlying rheumatoid arthritis in 1996 at the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases. Since then, Dr Foey has held post-doctoral positions at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London) working under the guidance of, and collaborating with Profs Fionula Brennan, Marc Feldman and Brian Foxwell, developing a keen interest in macrophage functionality, subset plasticity and immune signalling involved in driving inflammatory pathologies. In 2003, he took up a position as an MRC Career Development Fellow in Cambridge where he expanded his interests in the context of mucosal innate immune mechanisms of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Since 2005, Dr Foey took up an academic position as lecturer in immunology at the University of Plymouth. With the development of Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, he has forged collaborations focussing on macrophage-mediated mucosal responses which drive immune fate decisions in inflammatory pathologies and tumour development in both mucosal tissues of the GIT and the mouth.

Research Interest

Role of differentiation in priming macrophage effector responses
Cell-to-cell interactions determining  inflammatory outcome
Modulation of innate and adaptive immunity by dietary microparticles
Cross-talk between NOD2 and TLRs in Crohn’s disease: inflammation versus tolerisation
Role of dietary anti-oxidants in regulating innate immune responses Immunomodulatory role of probiotics
Oral mucosal breakdown: immune cell involvement in RAS & OSCC Macrophage Biology
Cytokines Inflammation
Mucosal immunity in oral/dental and gut tissues
Immunomodulation by probiotics, pathogens & MAMPs
Immune cell signalling