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Fadi Issa

Clinician Scientist

I am based in the Transplantation Research Immunology Group (TRIG) and the John Radcliffe Hospital. TRIG is a dynamic group of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and junior clinical academics with an interest in immune regulation. I qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford and completed my DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Science. 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 MRC DPFS-funded Phase IIb TWO Study. I am particularly interested in the effects of hypoxia on immune responses as well as the mechanisms of rejection and regulation of vascularised composite allograft (VCA) and skin transplants.

I am Co-Chair of the Basic Science Committee of the TTS, and a member of the TTS Young Members Committee and the  ESOT VCA Committee. I am an Associate Editor of the journal Transplantation. I am keen to promote basic and translational research to junior clinicians. If you are interested in joining our group in the future please get in touch with me or Joanna Hester (  Open positions are advertised in the University's Gazette and online. 

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