Prof. Robin Franklin

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Prof. Robin Franklin

Robin Franklin is at the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge. He is currently Professor of Stem Cell Medicine at the University’s Clinical School, having previously been Professor of Neuroscience in the University’s School of Biology.

He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Physiology and Veterinary Medicine at the University of London and his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. His main research questions are how stem cells in the adult brain respond to injury, how do they contribute to regeneration, and how are they are affected by ageing?

He has published over 270 peer-reviewed papers and is internationally recognised as a leader and pioneer in the field of remyelination biology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science, and was the recipient of the 2017 Barancik International Prize for Research Innovation and the 2021 King Faisal Prize for Medicine.

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