Adrian R Martineau
Adrian’s primary research interest is in the immunomodulatory actions of vitamin D in respiratory infection. This translational programme of work combines in vitro investigation with a series of multi-centre clinical trials, investigating potential utility of vitamin D supplementation as an adjunct in the treatment of tuberculosis, and in the prevention of acute respiratory infections and exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Other interests include the role of neutrophils in the immune response to tuberculosis, and the effects of vitamin D supplementation in a range of non-communicable diseases: he is clinical Chief Investigator for the Vitamin D and Longevity (VIDAL) trial, a national study investigating effects of vitamin D supplementation on all-cause mortality in adults aged 65-84 years.
Adrian has an active PhD programme and enquiries from prospective PhD or MD students interested in respiratory infection and / or vitamin D are welcome.
Dr David Lowe
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