Haolan Tu

Thesis title: 5α-Reductases: Mapping pathways of Metabolic Disease


  • MRC DTP Precision Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 2022-present
  • BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 2019-2022

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • University of Edinburgh Student Discipline Committee, 2023-2026
  • Student Engagement Strategy Group, University's Curriculum Transformation Project (CTP)

Undergraduate teaching

  • Medical Biology 1
  • Biomedical Sciences 2


  • Chemical Pharmacology 2
  • Pharmacology 3
  • Applied Pharmacology 3

Other teaching

  • Data Carpentry - R, Regular Expressions, SQL (December 2023; May 2024), Data Cleaning and Organising with R (April 2024)
  • Group coach, Students as Change Agents (SACHA) Spring & Summer '24

Research summary

  • Glucocorticoids, 5α-reductases
  • Metabolis, Obesity & Diabetes (MOD), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Pharmacoepidemiology, electronic health records
  • System biology, causal inference, gene regulatory network

Affiliated research centres

Conference details

Learning and Teaching Conference 2023, SACHA Think Tank: using experiential learning as a tool for co-creation in curriculum transformation