Albert Basson obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, in 1996. After postdoctoral training with Dr. Rose Zamoyska in molecular immunology at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London (1996–2001), he was awarded a Wellcome Trust International Prize Travelling Fellowship to initiate studies into the regulation of signaling pathways during embryonic development, first at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA (2001-2002) with Professor Jon Licht and then at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London (2003) with Professor Ivor Mason. He spent a further two years (2004–2006) at the University of California, San Francisco as a Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist in Professor Gail Martin’s laboratory before taking up a position as Lecturer in the Department of Craniofacial Development and Orthodontics at King's College London. He is, currently, a Senior Lecturer at King's College London, and his research group is affiliated with the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology. His research group are interested in understanding how signaling pathways are regulated during development and how deregulated signaling results in birth defects and cellular malfunction. Recent work has focused on the Fibroblast growth factor signaling pathway and negative feedback regulators of this pathway, the Sprouty genes in the development of the pharyngeal apparatus, the cerebellum and adult stem cells.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2012