Self-funded students only. This PhD would require funding for animal husbandry and consumables of £15,000 per year.
Background relevant publications:
Vitamin D Deficiency in Human and Murine Sepsis. Parekh D, Patel JM, Scott A, Lax S, Dancer RC, D'Souza V, Greenwood H, Fraser WD, Gao F, Sapey E, Perkins GD, Thickett DR. Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):282-289.
Vitamin D deficiency contributes directly to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Dancer RC, Parekh D, Lax S, D'Souza V, Zheng S, Bassford CR, Park D, Bartis DG, Mahida R, Turner AM, Sapey E, Wei W, Naidu B, Stewart PM, Fraser WD, Christopher KB, Cooper MS, Gao F, Sansom DM, Martineau AR, Perkins GD, Thickett DR. Thorax. 2015 Jul;70(7):617-24.
Association between prehospital vitamin D status and incident acute respiratory failure in critically ill patients: a retrospective cohort study.Thickett DR, Moromizato T, Litonjua AA, Amrein K, Quraishi SA, Lee-Sarwar KA, Mogensen KM, Purtle SW, Gibbons FK, Camargo CA Jr, Giovannucci E, Christopher KB. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2015 Jun 13;2(1):e00007