Professor Lorna Marson
Lorna Marson studies the inflammation in renal transplantation.
Katie Connor - PhD student
Having completed my MD investigating angiogenesis in breast cancer, my research and clinical interests focused on renal transplantation. I was appointed as a Clinician Scientist through the Academy of Medical Sciences/Health Foundation in 2003, which I completed in 2008. I now work as a Reader in transplant surgery, combining my clinical practice with laboratory-based research, with a keen eye for translational potential of the work we do.
Research investigating various aspects of chronic transplant damage and ischaemia reperfusion injury following renal transplant damage. We have demonstrated a potential role for macrophages in the development of chronic transplant damage, and are currently investigating this further. Work in our experimental system demonstrated a clear protective role for HO-1 in post transplant IRI, and we have completed an early clinical trial in renal transplant recipients confirming that treatment with hemearginate leads to HO-1 upregulation and we are planning a multi-centre trial to examine the clinical benefits.
Honours and Awards
- FRCS Edinburgh, awarded without examination, 2006
- Hunter Doig Medal for woman who has made a significant contribution to surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2010
- FRCP Edinburgh, 2013
- Consultant Transplant Surgeon with lead responsibility for renal transplantation
- Associate Postgraduate Dean (Surgery), SE Scotland region
- Vice President and President Elect, British Transplantation Society
- Trustee, Kidney Research UK