David AdamsLiver Research Group, MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK F1000 Faculty Member (since 11 November 2005)
David Adams is Professor of Hepatology and a group leader in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation at the University of Birmingham. He is also director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit for Liver disease at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:
After initial training in hepatology in Birmingham he continued his immunology training with Dr Stephen Shaw at the Experimental Immunology Branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. Whilst there he was involved in work demonstrating the ability of chemokines sequestered by proteoglycans in the glycocalyx to activate lymphocyte adhesion and migration (Tanaka et al Nature 1993; Adams et al PNAS 1994). He returned to Birmingham as senior lecturer in Hepatology with subsequent appointment to the chair of Hepatology in 1997. In 2008 the department was awarded NIHR Biomedical Research Unit status.
He is on the editorial boards of several international journals and currently Associate Editor of Transplant International and Clinical Science. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2000.
CLINICAL AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:
His clinical interests are transplant hepatology and autoimmune liver disease. Laboratory research interests are focused on mechanisms of immune-mediated liver disease and leucocyte trafficking.
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F1000 Medicine Reports 2010 2:(42) (16 Jun 2010)
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