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Prof Stephen Marks

Prof Stephen Marks

Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and Transplantation

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Dec 2006

Research summary

My current research interests fall into three major areas:

1.  Renal transplantation: innovative drug trials concerning new anti-rejection therapies and assessment of children post-renal transplantation, examining the fine balance between rejection and infection with biomarkers of paediatric renal transplantation (and avoidance of EBV-driven post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder).

2.  Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) and vasculitis: studying the aetiopathogenesis, management and outcome of childhood onset SLE, lupus nephritis and vasculitis.  There are currently several projects looking at treatment of SLE and vasculitis with novel agents and the clinicopathological correlations of lupus nephritis.

3.  Hypertension: examining the genetic linkage, management and long-term prognosis of childhood renovascular hypertension

Teaching summary

I am involved in teaching and supervision of post-graduate medicine with BSc, MSc, MD and PhD students.

Biography

Professor Stephen Marks, MD MSc MRCPDCH FRCPCH is Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and Transplantation at University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.  He is clinical lead for renal transplantation and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Research Facility at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.  He is currently theme lead for high intensity early phase clinical trials as well as PPIE for NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre and chair of the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and UK Renal Registry Audit and Informatics committee having previously been the chair of the National Health Service Blood and Transplant Paediatric Kidney Advisory Group. His research continues to date in the fields of renal transplantation (including innovative drug trials concerning new anti-rejection therapies and assessment of children post-renal transplantation), systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.  He is on the editorial board for “British Journal of Renal Medicine” and is associate editor for “Transplantation”, “Pediatric Nephrology” and “Pediatric Transplantation”, which are the journals of The Transplantation Society, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association and the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) respectively.  Having been chair of the Publications and Communications Committee, he is now a Councillor of IPTA.
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