Rebecca FitzgeraldMRC Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre, Cambridge, UK F1000 Section Head (since 16 November 2005)
• MRC Programme Leader (oesophageal carcinogenesis)
• Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
In March 2004 Rebecca was awarded the prestigious Westminster medal and prize for her work on early detection and prevention of oesophageal cancer.
Dr Fitzgerald has a plethora of teaching experience and is a Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching. She is Director of Medical Studies for Trinity College Cambridge and is involved with undergraduate and clinical teaching. She has given seminars at The Royal College of Surgeons and The London Oesophageal Forum and has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and ABC Radio Australia, Health of the Nation.
Dr Fitzgerald is currently the Project Leader for research into malignant transformation processes in the oesophagus and continues to be funded by the Medical Research Council. The focus of her research is to understand the molecular pathogenesis of Barrett's oesophagus and to apply this understanding to clinical practice. Synopsis of current research interests can be found here: http://www.hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk/Research/Rebecca_Fitzgerald/index.html
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