Professor Robin Franklin elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Robin Franklin, Professor of Stem Cell Medicine and Deputy Director of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, is one of the 47 world leading UK researchers elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Fellows have been elected for their contribution to medical research and healthcare, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.
The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony on the 29th June 2016.
About Professor Robin Franklin
Robin Franklin is Professor of Stem Cell Medicine and Deputy Director of the SCI. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Physiology and Veterinary Medicine and his PhD in Neuroscience. He has worked predominantly on the biology of myelin regeneration (remyelination) and investigating strategies by which this important regenerative process may be enhanced therapeutically.
He is at the forefront of studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of remyelination and describing the mechanisms by which adult stem cells are recruited to areas of demyelination and the extrinsic and intrinsic factors that regulate their differentiation into remyelinating oligodendrocytes.
He is also Director of the UK MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair, a consortium of Cambridge-based scientists and clinicians working towards stem cell-based therapies for myelin regeneration.