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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2020 Keynote Speaker

Fiona Watt

Keynote title: Exploring cellular heterogeneity of human skin

Fiona M. Watt, FRS, FMedSci
Professor and Director, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine 
King's College London

Fiona Watt obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oxford and carried out postdoctoral research at M.I.T., Cambridge, USA. She established her first lab at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London and then moved to the London Research Institute. 

From 2006 to 2012, she was Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute and Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge. She moved to King’s College London in September 2012 to take up her current position as the Director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.

Since April 2018, Watt has been on secondment as the Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council in the UK. The major research interest of Watt’s lab is in the interplay between internal and external factors in the regulation of stem cell fate.

2020 Keynote Presentation

When: Thursday, April 2
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building
John Hughes Auditorium