Jamie Davies

Jamie Davies read Natural Sciences at Christ’s College, Cambridge, then gained a PhD in developmental biology as an Elmore Scholar at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Cancer Research Campaign’s Laboratory of Medical Oncology under the leadership of David Garrod,  joined the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in 1995, and became its Professor of Experimental Anatomy in  2007. His research centres on how cells organize themselves to make complex structures, in particular how organs are made in a developing foetus, and how we might use that knowledge to build synthetic tissues. He has had a long-standing interest in finding alternatives to animal experiments in medical research wherever possible, and serves on the board of the National Centre for Refinement, Reduction and Replacement of animals in research (NC3Rs, a government-funded body). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Institute of Biology and the Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  He is Editor in Chief of the research journal Organogensis.

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