Sebastian L. Johnston, Ph.D., is a professor of respiratory medicine and allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He is the clinical academic training lead for respiratory medicine at Imperial College and Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator and is the only Adult Respiratory Researcher in Europe to hold a European Council Advanced Investigator Grant. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Biology, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the European Respiratory Society. He edited Thorax from 2002-2010 and serves as associate editor or on the editorial boards of several other respiratory and allergy journals. Prof. Johnston has published >400 scholarly manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and holds 18 patents.