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, Curriculum Transformation Programme

Undergraduate teaching

  • Chemical Pharmacology 2, demonstrator
  • Pharmacology 3, demonstrator 
  • Biology 1B: Life, tutor
  • Our Changing World, tutor

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