Dr Foad Rouhani
Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute and Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Kings College Hospital
Foad Rouhani is a surgeon scientist, leading the Tissue Regeneration and Clonal Evolution (TRCE) laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute. He is a Reader at King’s College London and an honorary consultant transplant surgeon at King’s College Hospital.
Foad obtained an MA in developmental biology and completed his medical training at Cambridge. During his surgical training, he worked with Allan Bradley at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and gained a PhD in stem cell biology in 2012. He was appointed NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in transplant surgery in 2016 and elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2018. Foad’s work has made major contributions to our understanding of somatic mutations in human cells and pioneered the use of induced pluripotent stem cells to model and explore their functional consequences.
In 2023, Foad was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship and appointed as a Group Leader at The Francis Crick Institute. The TRCE laboratory’s research program focuses on the biological effects of somatic mutations on human tissues during homeostasis and in pathological states.