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Associate Professor Alan Davidson

  • 13 Jan 2016


Dr Alan Davidson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Auckland. He received a BSc (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Auckland with his PhD research supported by an AMRF scholarship. His post-doctoral training was undertaken at Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, where he worked on blood stem cell formation during foetal development.

In 2005, A/Prof Davidson started his own research programme at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School where his group discovered kidney progenitor cells capable of regenerating damaged kidneys.

In 2011, A/Prof Davidson returned to the University of Auckland after being awarded the Rutherford Distinguished Fellowship and has established a stem cell research programme focused on kidney disease and injury.

Read more about his research in this profile from the NZ Herald

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Dr Jane Alsweiler
Dr Justin Dean
Associate Professor Greg O'Grady
Associate Professor Anthony Phillips
Associate Professor Michael Hay
Associate Professor Evelyn Sattlegger
Peter ThorneProfessor Peter Thorne
Trevor SherwinProfessor Trevor Sherwin
Sue McGlashanDr Sue R McGlashan
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