Dr Caroline Pope is a post-doctoral fellow in The Medical Research Council Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her PhD studies in Ireland and at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany, focused on how the expression of the receptor gene for the steroid hormone estrogen is regulated.
After her PhD, she moved to Edinburgh to study development of the eye and subsequently, the pituitary. Caroline became interested in the field of cell therapy after spending a year setting up a start-up company ‘Roslin Cells Ltd.’ to generate human embryonic stem cells. She currently works on a research project investigating the use of cell therapy for liver disease.