Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Are We More Than Our DNA? - David Harrison

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Are We More Than Our DNA?

David Harrison
To what extent does DNA determine who we are? Prof David Harrison the Director of Cancer Research, University of Edinburgh investigates.

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Honorary Professor: David Harrison

David Harrison has been made an Honorary Professor in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

David HarrisonProfessor Harrison joined the University of St Andrews as Professor of Pathology in May.
He leaves his role as Professor of Pathology in the University of Edinburgh which he has held since 1998.

He is Director of Laboratory Medicine for Lothian NHS, overseeing more than 600 staff working in pathology, genetics, biochemistry and haematology.

He is also Designated Individual for Tissue Governance in Lothian.

Professor Harrison’s clinical expertise is in medical liver, kidney and transplant pathology.
He continues to contribute to the diagnostic service of the Scottish National Liver Transplant Programme, including on-call commitments.

His research interests are varied but based upon understanding how cells and tissue respond to injury. He works with chemists in Edinburgh on hypoxia and mass spectrometry imaging, work that will continue through St Andrews.

He is Director of the Edinburgh Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit, and formerly Director of the Edinburgh Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre.

Professor Harrison has an honorary Professorship in Medicinal Chemistry in the University of Florida where he is part of an award winning distance learning team.

He is chair of Medical Research Scotland, Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency Committee on Toxicity, and a member of the European Food Standards Agency Expert Working Group on Aspartame.