Helen Goodridge PhD
Director, Postdoctoral Scientist Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Helen Goodridge’s laboratory is in the Blood Program of the Regenerative Medicine Institute. Her research focuses on the detection of microbes and microbial products by white blood cells of the innate immune system.
Helen has previously characterized the molecular mechanisms underlying the immune responses to various different types of microbes (bacteria, fungi and parasites). Her lab is currently studying how microbes influence the production and function of white blood cells generated from hematopoietic stem cells.
In addition to her research, Helen is developing resources to support the research and career development of postdoctoral scientists as Director of the Postdoctoral Scientist Program.
Helen earned her undergraduate degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK and her doctorate in immunology from the University of Glasgow, UK, where she was mentored by Foo Yew Liew, Margaret Harnett and William Harnett. She did her postdoctoral training at the University of Glasgow and with David Underhill, PhD in the Cedars-Sinai F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute.