Simi Ali is currently a Reader in immunobiology at the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Dr. Ali obtained her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Central Drug Research Institute in Lucknow, India and was a postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology at UMIST, Manchester, UK and in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Newcastle. Since 1995, she has been lecturing at the University of Newcastle. She is a member of the British Society of Immunology and the British Transplantation Society. She is on the scientific panels for the Northern Counties Kidney Research Fund Scientific Sub-Committee and the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund. Dr. Ali has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and a book chapter and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences. She is on the editorial board of Open Transplantation Reviews and Translational Biomedicine. Her main area of research has been studying the immunobiological processes that result in tissue damage, which has applications in transplantation immunobiology and cancer immunotherapy. Within this area, specific interests include the role of cc chemokines in inflammation, their interaction with cell surface glycosaminoglycans, and signal transduction mechanism mediated by them.
Biography Updated on 27 April 2011