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Dr Angela Tam
Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Disease
Royal Free Hospital Campus, 2nd Floor
London
NW3 2PF
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Appointment
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Inflammation
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

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.

I am a member of the Early Career Research Network Committee in the Division of Medicine. 

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.

Teaching Summary

  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, 2014 – present
  • Practical demonstrator, BSc Applied Medical Sciences, 2018-20
  • Small groups tutor, BSc Applied Medical Sciences, 2019-present
  • Co-module lead, Molecular Basis of Disease MEDC0010, 2019 – present
  • Teaching (lectures and tutorials) on the BSc Applied Medical Sciences, BSc Nutrition and Medical Sciences, MSc Human Tissue Repair courses, 2019 – present

Appointments
OCT-2021 Senior Research Associate Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Disease University College London, United Kingdom
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
2014   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
    Bachelor of Science University College London
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