Tamir Rashid BSc, MBBS, MRes, PhD, MRCP
Tamir Rashid obtained his doctorate in stem cell biology from the University of Cambridge, having graduated in medicine from Imperial College London (St Mary’s Hospital). He went on to complete higher specialist training in Gastroenterology & Hepatology as a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Cambridge before moving to King’s College London as a group leader and MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow in the newly formed Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. His continued interest in stem cells as a treatment for liver disorders is complimented through his clinical practice as an Honorary Consultant in the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital. Tamir’s contributions to the stem cell and liver fields have been recognized via several prestigious awards in recent years including the American Liver Association Fellows’ Prize, the British Liver Association’s Sheila Sherlock Prize and the Academy of Medical Sciences UK Young Investigator Award. His doctoral research provided the pivotal IP leading to the spin out of DefiniGEN (Rashid et. al., JCI 2010). Tamir is an international authority on clinical applications of stem cell biology.