Faculty and Research

Pauline McLoone
Assistant Professor
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Research Interest

Dr McLoone’s current research interests include investigating the antimicrobial and immunomodulatory properties of natural products with the aim of finding novel therapies for skin disease. She is working in collaboration with colleagues at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.

Selected Publications

Dr Pauline McLoone graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1995 with an honours degree in Immunology. During and immediately after her undergraduate training she carried out short term research projects with the University of Wales, College of Medicine and John Hopkins University respectively. Thereafter, Dr McLoone was awarded a PhD by the University of Dundee, School of Medicine in 2000 for her research on mechanisms of ultraviolet radiation induced immune suppression. From 2002 to 2005, she carried out postdoctoral research on the chronic effects of ultraviolet radiation exposure on innate immune parameters. This research was performed at the University of Edinburgh as part of a European Union funded collaborative project involving partners in Poland, the Netherlands and Finland. She has also held academic appointments in the Biological Sciences Department of two universities in Nigeria; Delta State University (2001-2002) and Covenant University (2008-2010). Her duties in these posts involved teaching, research, supervising undergraduate research projects and serving on various committees.

Dr McLoone joined Nazarbayev University, School of Medicine, in January 2015 as an Assistant Professor and is involved in teaching and development of the Immunology course for medical students.