We are pleased to welcome Dr Rakesh Heer, Joint CRUK/RCS(Eng) Clinician Scientist Fellow and hon. Consultant Urological Surgeon – Newcastle University, to present at Barts Cancer Institute on Monday 11th November. For more information about Dr Heer’s work, please click here.
The seminar is entitled: ‘Human prostate stem cell biology in homeostasis, ageing and disease’
Having completed undergraduate medical training in Nottingham in 1997, Rakesh moved to the North East to undertake surgical training and pursue a career in urology. He became interested in prostate biology and went onto to complete a PhD studying stem cell biology in 2006 at Newcastle University. This work led to two prizes: (i) EUA’s Best Urological Paper (2008) and (ii) a Hunterian Professorship from Royal College of Surgeons of England (2010). This work lay the foundations for a CRUK Clinician Scientist Fellowship that led to a seminal description of human prostate homeostasis. Rakesh was appointed senior lecturer in Newcastle in 2011 pursues specialist clinical and research interests in prostate and bladder cancer. In his talk, Rakesh will present his work on developing stem cell models to study prostate maintenance, age-related changes and carcinogenesis.
The seminar will be held in the Lister and Young Seminar Room, 10:00-11:00.
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