Fiona M. Watt#

Fiona M. Watt
Membership Number:2645
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2012-present Director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London School of Medicine
  • 2006-2012 Deputy Director, Cambridge CR-UK Institute (since September 2005); Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics, Cambridge University and Deputy Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research; Fellow of St John’s College
  • 1987-2006 Head of Keratinocyte Laboratory, CR-UK London Research Institute (formerly Imperial Cancer Research Fund), Principal Scientist 1992
  • 1981-1986 Head of Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London
  • 1979-1981 Postdoctoral Associate, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • 1976-1979 Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford - D.Phil.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Epidermis
  • Stem cells
  • Cancer

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Distinguished lecturer, International Association for Dental Research
  • 2009 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2008 President, International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • 2008 Honorary Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2008 ASCB Women in Cell Biology Senior Award
  • 2006 Almroth Wright Lecture, Imperial College London
  • 2006 Ebling Award of the European Hair Research Society
  • 2004 William Harvey Lecture, St Bartholomew’s hospital, London
  • 2003 Fellow, Royal Society
  • 2003 FEDERA award of the Dutch Federation of Medical Scientific Societies
  • 2001 Tanioku Memorial Lectureship, prize of Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • 2001 CE.R.I.E.S. (CEntre de Recherches et d’Investigations Epidermiques et Sensorielles) Research Award of Chanel
  • 2000 Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 1999 William Montagna Award of the American Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • 1999 Member, European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1999-2006 President, British Society for Cell Biology
  • 1990 Biological Council Medal

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