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Join us to celebrate this special milestone for our new professors and hear about their inspiring career journeys.
Professor Georgina Ellison-Hughes - What becomes of the broken heart(ed)
Professor Georgina Ellison-Hughes will describe how she knew she wanted to be a Scientist, followed by her discovery of small, immature regenerating muscle cells in the adult heart. She will describe how she came to understand the role of cardiac stem cells in heart regeneration through exploring a rare cardiac condition called ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’. She will then discuss the strategies and approaches that her team are currently investigating to rejuvenate the regenerative capacity of the diseased and aged heart. The lecture will be pepper-potted with acknowledgements to all those that have contributed in her journey to becoming a Professor of Regenerative Muscle Physiology at King’s College London.
Professor Claire Sharpe - Harmful healing and other stories
Professor Claire Sharpe will describe her career as an academic nephrologist and her research interest in healing by scarring and how this leads to chronic kidney disease. She will reflect on the benefits of building collaborations and the future for new drugs for patients with kidney disease. She will also talk about her clinical interest in the renal complications of sickle cell disease and more latterly, her journey into medical education.
A drinks reception will commence after the lectures.