Leila Smith obtained her B.A. (mod) in Molecular Medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 2015. Following this she completed her PhD in the Charles Institute and Systems Biology Ireland at University College Dublin under the supervision of Prof. Günther Eissner. Her project focused on the characterisation and preclinical assessment of a novel murine model of atopic dermatitis. Currently, Leila is a postdoctoral research in the Preston Lab in RCSI.