Dr Rashida Lathan
- Research Associate (Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences)
Dr. Rashida Lathan was welcomed 2016 into Professor Rhian Touyz’s lab, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences under the guidance of renal physicians, Professors Patrick Mark and Marc Clancy. She has a doctoral biotechnology degree in genetics and endocrinology based on a project involving a Socs-2 locus modifier of infertility at the University of California, Davis. Rashida has ‘omics’ training in translational studies that transverse genetic and clinical mechanics of disease and has led to a number of additional studies including chemokine response and inflammation during salmonellosis at Northwestern University, Chicago and genetic and immune host response to an emerging tropical virus at Institut Pasteur in Paris. She was recruited as part of the University of Glasgow, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital transplant group, and the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform to investigate the role of adipose-derived regenerative cells in kidney transplant rehabilitation.
Understanding regenerative cell therapeutic repair of injured tissue
Rashida has been presented with the opportunity to mentor medical students, technicians, masters and PhD students. In addition, she has taught laboratory courses in Animal Science and Animal Genetics as a post-graduate researcher.