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Group Leaders

Name (sorted in descending order) Role Research Interests
Prof David Argyle William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies

Mechanistic studies into canine disease, specifically the focus of my research is comparative cancer biology.  This involves studies on the stem cell basis of cancer through to the translation of new therapeutics into clinical development.

Dr Kenneth Baillie Snr. Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Translational genomics in critical care medicine.

Dr Tom Burdon Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow

Regulation of growth and differentiation of embryo derived stem cells.

Dr David Collie Group Leader/Reader

Pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying lung disease.

Dr Xavier Donadeu Reader

I lead a research group working in the areas of Stem Cell biology and Reproductive Biology in large animal species. We are interested in these species both from a veterinary perspective and as disease models.  Work in my laboratory spans from hypothesis-led studies to understand basic cell, organ and whole animal biology and physiology, all the way through to translational studies with industry to develop novel molecular diagnostics and cell-based therapies to address specific key challenges faced by the livestock (cattle) industry and companion animal sectors. My laboratory is best known for pioneering work on 1) the use of miRNAs as novel diagnostic biomarkers for cattle, and 2) the generation and application of stem cells, particularly induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), in farm species (horse, cattle, pigs). 

Prof Colin Farquharson Personal Chair of Skeletal Biology

Identification of the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for bone and cartilage growth, development and mineralisation in health and disease.

Dr Mike McGrew Senior Lecturer

Biobanking and genome editing of avian germ cells

 

Dr Gerry McLachlan Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow

Preclinical studies to evaluate safety and efficacy of vectors for respiratory gene/miRNA delivery in mice & sheep. Sheep as a large animal model for respiratory disease.

Professor Helen Sang Personal Chair of Vertebrate Molecular Development

Applications of transgenesis in the chick, particularly in study of the development of the chick embryo and resistance to disease.

Professor Bruce Whitelaw Genus Personal Chair of Animal Biotechnology

Development of genetically engineered livestock for biomedical and agricultural applications.