Alexandra Santos, MD PhD
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Alexandra qualified in Medicine from the University of Coimbra in Portugal and completed a PhD in Allergy and Immunology at King’s College London, supervised by Professor Gideon Lack. The focuses of her thesis were diagnostic markers of clinical allergy versus sensitisation to peanut, including the basophil activation test, IgE and IgG4 testing. Alexandra has received prestigious awards from the Medical Research Council (MRC) : an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, an MRC Centenary Early Career Award and recently an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship. She has also obtained funding from the Immune Tolerance Network/NIAID for her work in the LEAP Study. Alexandra has been very active in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and in the Portuguese Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Alexandra has many recent publications, including in the New England Journal of Medicine and in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Her main research interests are : food allergy, anaphylaxis, allergy diagnosis and allergy prevention.