RM Seminar: Alan Davidson
Alan Davidson, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Auckland. He received his PhD from the University of Auckland and conducted his post-doctoral training at Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, in the group of Leonard Zon, where he worked on blood stem cell formation during fetal development.
In 2005, Dr. Davidson started his own research program at the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Technology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School where his group discovered kidney progenitor cells capable of regenerating damaged kidneys. He was also a Principal Investigator at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
In 2011, Dr Davidson returned to the University of Auckland after being awarded the Rutherford Distinguished Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand, and has established a stem cell research programme focused on kidney disease and injury.
“Studying kidney development and regeneration in zebrafish and human kidney organoids”
Alan Davidson, PhD (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Host: Niels Geijsen