Fiona Watt

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Fiona Watt

Fiona Watt, FRS is a British scientist who studies epidermal stem cells. She has held the position of Deputy Director at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research.[1][2][3] She received a DPhil degree in 1979 from the University of Oxford.

She became the first woman president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) in 2008,[4] and has advocated on behalf of women in science.[5] She became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003.[6]

As of 2013, she is involved with the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative.[5]


  1. ^ "World-leading stem cell expert to lead new Centre". King's Health Partners. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  2. ^ University of Cambridge – School of the Biological Sciences – Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research – Epidermal Stem Cell Biology – Fiona Watt
  3. ^ "Fiona Watt, Deputy Editor". eLife, The new funder-researcher collaboration and open-access journal for outstanding advancements in life and biomedical research. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  4. ^ Baker, Monya (2008-07-10). "Fiona Watt: expanding niches for stem cell researchers". Nature Reports Stem Cells. doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.105. ISSN 1754-8705. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  5. ^ a b Girard, Lisa (2013-09-26). "Fiona Watt talks with StemBook about the epidermis, the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative, and women in science". StemBook. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Female-Fellows of the Royal Society", The Royal Society, retrieved 2013-12-28 

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