Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
Steve P. Watson is head of the Birmingham Platelet Group. The group undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of platelet function in health and disease with a special focus on platelet receptors and their signalling pathways. The work includes translational studies in patients with platelet function disorders.
The group is recognised for the identification of the major signalling receptor for collagen receptor on platelets, the GPVI-FcR gamma-chain complex, and the C-type lectin receptor, which plays a key role in lymphatic development.
Professor Watson currently has openings for self-funded PhD students in the areas of:
platelet surface receptors and their signalling pathways and
the role of platelets in inflammatory processes