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Professor David Kavanagh

Professor of Complement Therapeutics

Newcastle University

National Renal Complement Therapeutics Centre


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David Kavanagh is director of the National Renal Complement Therapeutics Centre (http://www.atypicalhus.co.uk/). The NRCTC is a combined clinical, diagnostic, treatment and research centre for the complement mediated diseases: atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 glomerulopathy. His research group investigates complement in renal and retinal diseases and is fully integrated with the NRCTC to provide rapid translational benefits to patients. 

He moved to Newcastle to start his own lab in 2008 with a Wellcome Trust Fellowship following a Kidney Research UK Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. He was previously a Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. He graduated in Medicine and Immunology from the University of Glasgow in 1998 and obtained his PhD from Newcastle University in 2006. For his work defining the role of complement in aHUS, he was awarded the Renal Association’s Raine award.