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Christina Kassiteridi

Research Assistant

I am a DPhil graduate ( Molecular&Cellular Medicine) from University of Oxford currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Professor Claudia Monaco at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR) University of Oxford. During my studies I have investigated the cellular mechanisms of atherosclerosis development, with a focus on the pathophysiological role of macrophage cell phenotypes and the diversity of innate immune signalling pathways in chronic inflammation.  I am now investigating the role of immune cells in human carotid plaques using single-parameter immunophenotypic techniques. Another objective of my project is to investigate the signalling pathways connecting metabolism alterations to inflammation in atherosclerosis.


Kassiteridi C, Monaco C. Macrophages and dendritic cells: the usual suspects in atherogenesis. Current drug targets. 2015; 16(4): 373-82. PubMed PMID: 25808566.

Cole JE, Kassiteridi C, Monaco C. Toll-like receptors in atherosclerosis: a 'Pandora's box' of advances and controversies.Trends in pharmacological sciences. 2013; 34(11): 629-36. doi:10.1016/ PubMed PMID: 24139612.

Falck-Hansen M, Kassiteridi C, Monaco C. Toll-like receptors in atherosclerosis. International journal of molecular sciences. 2013; 14(7): 14008-23. doi: 10.3390/ijms140714008. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3742229.