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Theme lead: Professor Krishna Chatterjee

Krishna Chatterjee is Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Cambridge. His research, encompassing genetic disorders of the pituitary thyroid axis and nuclear hormone synthesis and action, has been funded continuously for over 25 years by the Wellcome Trust. Support from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre translates his discoveries into a national diagnostic service for rare and unusual thyroid disorders.

 As Director of the Addenbrooke’s and Cambridge Clinical Research Centres (2002-ongoing) and Deputy Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, he has played a key role in developing and managing Clinical Research Facilities, which conduct translational research and experimental Medicine, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

 He also directs the Wellcome Trust PhD for Clinicians programme in Cambridge (2012-ongoing), mentoring a diverse cohort of clinical medical and veterinary fellows to make an informed choice of doctoral research and then guiding their development along the clinician-scientist pathway.

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