Prof. David Kavanagh National Renal Complement Therapeutics Service, UK

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Dr. David Kavanagh is the Professor of Complement Therapeutics at the National Renal Complement Therapeutics Centre (NRCTC). He graduated in Medicine and Immunology from the University of Glasgow in 1998. Following basic medical training he undertook a PhD at Newcastle University elucidating the genetics of atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS).... read moreHe then undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis examining the functional consequences of genetic variants in the complement system in aHUS. He returned to the UK in 2006 to take up a Kidney Research UK Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh Biomolecular NMR unit, examining structure/function relationships in complement factor H. He moved back to Newcastle in 2008 to form his own research group with a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. For his work on aHUS, he was awarded the Renal Association’s Young Investigator (Raine) award in 2009. His research group currently investigates complement in renal and retinal diseases and is fully integrated with the NRCTC to provide rapid translational benefits to patients.