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Prof Humphrey Hodgson
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  • Honorary Emeritus
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Summary
Professor Humphrey Hodgson Sheila Sherlock Professor of Medicine Director of the Centre for Hepatology Vice-Dean and Campus Director Personal Details: Royal Free and University College Medical School ( University College London ) Hampstead Campus Centre for Hepatology, Department of Medicine Rowland Hill Street London NW3 2PF UK Phone: Fax: Email: +44 (0)20 7433 2850/1 +44 (0)20 7433 2852 h.hodgson@medsch.ucl.ac.uk Career Details: 1999-present: UCL Director of the Centre for Hepatology, Royal Free and University College Medical School Past appointments 1996-1999 Imperial College School of Medicine, London Professor of Medicine/Honorary Consultant Physician Hammersmith Hospital , London 1992-1995 Professor of Gastroenterology/Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Postgraduate Medical School 1987-1991 Reader in Gastroenterology/Consultant Physician, Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital , London Qualifications B.A., Oxon, Animal Physiology (First Class) 1966, B.Sc., Oxon 1969 B.M., B.Ch., Oxon 1970, M.A., Oxon 1970, M.R.C.P., (UK) 1972 D.M., Oxon 1977, F.R.C.P. 1983 F Med Sci 2002 Research Interests: Exploiting liver cell biology for therapeutic ends. Current projects involve: * In vivo gene transfer to hepatocytes in animals, in particular using growth factors to induce hepatocyte DNA synthesis in intact liver to allow retroviral gene transfer * Use of growth factors to enhance size and function of intact liver in vitro, in particular investigating efficacy and mechanism of tri-iodothyronine as a primary mitogen * Identification of toxic factors in liver failure plasma * Development of liver cell culture techniques to provide biological component of a bio-artificial liver device * Investigation of pathophysiology of inflammatory disease affecting liver and gut.
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