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Name Professor Richard Coward
Job title Professor of Renal Medicine
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications MB,ChB, PhD(Bristol), MRCP
Professional details
Keywords nephrology
paediatrics
children
molecular biology
human podocyte
Insulin
kidneys
glomerular cells
Areas of expertise I am currently an MRC Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist in Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children. My undergraduate medical training was performed at Bristol University and paediatric training occurred in the South West of England, in Auckland, New Zealand and in Great Ormond Street, London. In 2001 I was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Paediatrics and the charity Wellchild, which led to a PhD being awarded in 2005 studying the molecular biology of the human podocyte and the effects of insulin on the glomerular filtration barrier of the kidney. I am currently investigating the effects of insulin on the signalling pathways in glomerular cells and how insulin remodels their actin cytoskeleton.