Simon D. Wagner

University of Leicester, United Kingdom


Simon D. Wagner is trained in medicine at St. George's Hospital London. Following general medical training, he specialised in haematology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London and the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He obtained an MRC Training Fellowship to do a Ph.D. degree at the Royal Postgarduate Medical School on immunoglobulin V gene usage in chronic leukaemias. Following this he did a "postdoc" at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge on aspects of B-cell biology, and then obtained a Royal Society Fellowship to work on germinal centres and specifically the transcription factor BCL6. From 2002 to 2008, he was a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in the Department of Haematology of Imperial College London and is now a Reader and Honorary Consultant at the University of Leicester and the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He works on the regulation of survival in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and novel approaches to therapy for lymphomas based around antagonists of BCL6.

Biography Updated on 26 April 2011

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