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Dr Tamir Rashid

MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, Clinical Senior Lecturer S-Tamir-Rashid
& Honorary Consultant Hepatologist 

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

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Biography

Tamir Rashid obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, carried out postdoctoral research at Stanford University, USA and trained in medicine at Imperial College (St Mary’s). After being appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Cambridge, he was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship and moved to KCL where he leads a liver stem cell research group (CSCRM) aligned to his clinical practice as a Consultant Hepatologist in King’s College Hospital.
 
Tamir’s contributions to the stem cell and liver fields have been recognised via several awards including the American Liver Association Fellows’ Prize, the British Liver Association’s Sheila Sherlock Prize and the Academy of Medical Sciences UK Young Investigator award. His research also led to the spin out of a biotech company in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge (DefiniGen).

Research interests

The major research interests of the lab are to understand (a) how the liver generates in utero and (b) how it regenerates in adulthood (both in homeostasis and disease), with particularly interest in the interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic factors regulating these processes. Greater understanding of these areas will be used to design novel therapeutic strategies such as cell-based therapy to address the massively increasing burden of human liver failure. Key technologies employed include induced pluripotent stem cells, 3-dimensional cell culture, gene targeting and animal models of human liver disease. 

Job opportunities

 

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


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