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Valentina Quintero Santofimio


Research Assistant

National Heart and Lung Institute (Imperial College London)

Valentina joined the NHLI as a Research Assistant in November 2021, working with Dr Andre Amaral and Dr Johanna Feary, following graduating with a Masters in Science in Molecular Medicine (Distinction) at Imperial College London in October 2021.

Her honours dissertation investigated rare genetic variants in large population databases such as the UK Biobank. Her main role as part of the NHLI group will be to use the UK Biobank to investigate how people’s jobs and occupational exposures may be associated with changes in the small airways in the lungs.