- Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG) Research Group
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
- Clinician Scientist
- Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery
I am a researcher based in the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG) and the John Radcliffe Hospital respectively. I qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford and completed my DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Surgery. My research interests are focused on manipulating the immune system with a view to improving outcomes after transplantation.Together with Dr Paul Harden and Professor Peter Friend, I am currently investigating regulatory T cell (Treg) therapy in renal transplantation in the Phase IIb TWO Study. I am also particularly interested in the immunometabolism of T lymphocytes as well as the mechanisms of rejection and regulation of vascularised composite allograft (VCA) and skin transplants. My work forms part of a number of successful collaborative studies with other members of TRIG, the NDS and the Oxford Transplant Centre.
Previously I have been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Royal College of Surgeons Dunhill Medical Trust and the Oxford Health Services Research Committee, and I am currently the Duke of Kent Fellow at Restore and NIHR Clinical Lecturer. I am a member of the Basic Science Committee of the TTS and am keen to promote research to junior clinicians. I am also an enthusiastic teacher, and am Retained Lecturer in Anatomy at Exeter College.
Awards in Transplantation Science Recognize the Best Articles Published in Transplantation.
Grey ST. et al, (2017), Transplantation, 101, 10 - 12
Issa F., (2016), Transplantation, 100, 2489 - 2490
The abdominal wall transplant as a sentinel skin graft.
Barnes J. et al, (2016), Curr Opin Organ Transplant, 21, 536 - 540
Issa F., (2016), Transplantation, 100, 2013 - 2014
Issa F., (2016), Transplantation, 100, 1591 - 1592