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Dr Sara Henderson

Lecturer in Biochemistry

Faculty/Dept/School School of Chemistry and Bioscience
(Faculty of Life Sciences)


The skin microbiome is our largest, most exposed and is highly diverse organ with a primary barrier function in immune response. My research interests work to understand how the microbiome of the skin engages and changes in disease and environmental settings resulting in changes to the skin morphology. Specific examples include the burden and phenotypic changes of Staphylococcus aureus during eczema or Atopic dermatitis flares and how the skin undergoes dysbiosis during episodes of contact dermatitis.