Darshna completed her PhD at Imperial College, London investigating the role of human monocytes in a model of cellular inflammation. She has worked at the Hammersmith Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in diagnostics and reserach.
Her research interests include the use of chemical derivatives or alternative medications in treating infectious diseases, combatting cancer and inflammation.
Yagnik DR, Evans BJ, Florey O, Mason J etal 2004. TGFbeta1 implicated in the mechanism by which MSU crystal stimulated macrophages resolve MSU crystal induced inflammation. 2004 Arthritis and Rheumatism. July ; 50 (7): 2273-80
Stefanou C, Asimakopoulus, G, Yagnik DR, Haskard, DO et al 2004 Monocyte FC gamma expression in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Journal of Thoracic Surgery. 77(3) ;951-55
Landis RC, Yagnik DR etal 2002 Safe disposal of monosodium monohydrate crystal by macrphages. Arthritis and Rheumatism.Vol46 (11) 3026-33
Yagnik DR, Hillyer, P et al 2000 Non-inflammatory phagocytosis of monosodium monohydrate urate crysytals by mouse macrophages, implications for the control of joint inflammation in gout.. Arthritis and Rheumatism. Vol 43 (8) 1779-89
Teaching on degrees
BSc HONS Biomedical Science,
MSc Medical Immunology
Research outputs focus on the molecular mechanisms by which inflammation is resolved in arthritis such as gout using a model of celluar inflammation.
The applications of apple cider vinegar as an anti microbial product against common pathogens.
The use of plant based compounds in the treatment of cancer.View more publications
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