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Dr Aamir Ahmed

Head of Stem Cell and Prostate Cancer Group Aamir-Ahmed
Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine 
King's College London 
28th Floor, Tower Wing 
Guy's campus
Great Maze Pond 
London SE1 9RT 

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Aamir obtained his PhD from the University of Dundee where he also served as an Honorary Lecturer and Group Leader. He then joined Yale University as research faculty to work on ion channels. Aamir was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship at the Department of Physiology, University College London, where he established his research group. This was followed by his appointment as the Head of Stem Cell Group at the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, also at the University College London. He joined the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London in January 2015.

Research interests

A key objective of research in our group is to provide a better diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. We are interested, particularly, in the Wnt signalling network, a critical pathway during development and in disease. The focus of our research is the role Wnt signalling plays in prostate stem cells and prostate cancer. We employ a wide range of molecular biological, biochemical, histochemical, live cell imaging and high throughput (genomic, proteomic, electrophysiological and tissue imaging) techniques to address fundamental questions regarding Wnt signalling and how this knowledge could be translated into better therapies and quantitative biomarkers of cancer. The research is funded by the PCRC charity (registered charity number 1156027).

Job opportunities

Any vacant posts within the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine are advertised on the King's College London HireWire website

If you are interested in opportunities within the prostate cancer projects, please e-mail Dr Ahmed.  
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