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Professor Menna Clatworthy - Capacity Building theme lead

Theme lead: Professor Menna Clatworthy

Menna Clatworthy grew up in south Wales, went to a Comprehensive school in Pontypool and read Medicine at Cardiff, graduating with several distinctions and honours.

She completed her professional training in kidney medicine at Cambridge and undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge, investigating how antibodies contribute to immune responses in autoimmunity and infection.

Menna subsequently completed a post-doctoral Wellcome Trust Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC, USA.

Menna leads a research group in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge and works as a Consultant Nephrologist, caring for patients with kidney transplants.

Her research focuses on how the immune system responses are influenced by different tissue environments and on developing better ways of controlling the immune system to prevent organ rejection.

She is also an active participant in the Human Cell Atlas Project, using cutting-edge technologies to better define cell types and functions in human organs.

Menna has published more than 120 papers, and the quality of her scientific work is recognised by her nomination to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences and EMBO.

She is also a Fellow and Director of Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, where she supervises students and is an enthusiastic supporter and mentor of the next generation of biomedical researchers.


Name Job Title Area of Research Email
Prof Kourosh Saeb-Parsy Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Reader Organ Transplantation, stem cells for organ regeneration
Prof Paul Lehner Honorary Consultant, Infectious Diseases Viral Immune evasion
Prof David Jayne Honorary Consultant, Nephrologist Clinical research in vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus
Prof Arthur Kaser Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Rona Smith Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Reader Clinical trials and experimental medicine studies