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Dr Angela Tam
2nd Floor
Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Disease
Royal Free Hospital Campus
Tel: 02078302360
  • Research Associate
  • Inflammation
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

I am an autoimmune connective tissue disease researcher at the UCL Royal Free Hospital Campus with particular interests in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and experience in skin and lung fibrosis, matrix biology, mechanical stress, and monocyte/macrophage research.

Research Summary

My research interests centre on understanding the processes related to dysregulated tissue repair and fibrosis. This has included examining the link between fibrosis and various cell types and molecular mechanisms such as macrophages, mechanical stress driven responses, and epithelial to mesenchymal transition.


I have been studying scleroderma pathogenesis since my Arthritis Research UK-funded PhD project on the role of CTGF in the disease, which was conducted at UCL under the guidance of Prof David Abraham and Prof Jill Norman, who are leaders in fibroblast biology and renal fibrosis. After that, I was awarded a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at Keio University, Japan to investigate macrophage polarisation in a model of scleroderma pathogenesis.

SEP-2014 Research Associate Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Disease University College London, United Kingdom
MAR-2013 – MAR-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Internal Medicine Keio University, Japan
Academic Background
  BSc Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry University College London
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Cell and Molecular Biology University College London
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