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Professor Neil Henderson

Neil Henderson's lab is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive organ fibrosis, and also the pathways which are responsible for efficient wound healing and healthy tissue regeneration following injury.

Professor Neil Henderson

Chair of Tissue Repair and Regeneration; Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science; Honorary Consultant Hepatologist

  • MRC Centre for Inflammation Research
  • Research Theme - Tissue Remodelling and Regeneration

Contact details

Group Members

 
  • Kylie Conroy - Post Doc (email)
  • Ross Dobie - Post Doc (email)
  • Beth Henderson - Post Doc
  • Laura Kitto - Wellcome Trust ECAT PhD student
  • Dyana Markose - Wellcome Trust Tissue Repair PhD student (email)
  • Jordan Portman - MRC Precision Medicine PhD student (email)
  • Prakash Ramachandran - MRC Clinician Scientist
  • Richard Taylor - Post Doc
  • Chris West - SCREDS Clinical Lecturer
  • John Wilson-Kanamori - Post Doc (email)

Research Overview

Organ fibrosis (scarring) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and as yet there are no effective anti-fibrotic treatments. My lab is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive organ fibrogenesis, and also the molecular pathways which are responsible for efficient wound healing and healthy tissue regeneration following injury. By understanding more about how organs scar, heal and regenerate we hope to develop new treatments for patients with fibrotic diseases.

Biographical Profile

Neil Henderson undertook medical training in Edinburgh and London before completing a Wellcome Trust funded PhD at the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, Edinburgh. He then trained in hepatology and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship, during which time he spent a 3 year post-doctoral period based in Dean Sheppard’s lab at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. Neil has since been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science to investigate novel mechanisms of organ fibrosis and regeneration, using cutting edge techniques including intravital imaging approaches combined with the rapidly evolving field of transgenic mouse technology. 

Honours and Awards

  • 2014 - Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science
  • 2014 - Sir Francis Avery Jones British Society of Gastroenterology Research Medal
  • 2014 - United European Gastroenterology Rising Star Award
  • 2013 - British Society of Gastroenterology Research Prize and Plenary Presentation
  • 2009 - Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship
  • 2008 - Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize and Lecture, British Association for the Study of the Liver
  • 2005 - The Sue McCarthy and Pushpa Chopra Prizes, Medical Research Society / Academy of Medical Sciences / Royal College of Physicians of London meeting for clinical scientists in training
  • 2004 - Scottish Society of Gastroenterology Anne Ferguson Memorial Prize
  • 2004 - British Association for the Study of the Liver Research prize
  • 2002 - Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship

Sources of Funding

More information on funding at Neil Henderson's Research Explorer profile.