Dr Josh Coates

I’m Josh and I’m originally from the West of Scotland, although I now consider myself to be an honorary Dundonian having lived here for over 10 years. I completed my BMSc (Hons) in pharmacology at the University of Dundee in 2011 followed by my medical degree (MBChB) in 2013. I am now coming to the end of my clinical training and work as a senior haematology registrar diagnosing and treating patients with blood cancers. I am aware of the significant advances made in the treatment of blood cancers over recent years but also understand that there is still much that we do not know and many areas in which better treatments are needed.

I recently started my PhD as part of the Fraser Fellowship Doctoral Training Programme in the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells supervised by Professor Calum Sutherland and Dr Sudhir Tauro. I am passionate about increasing our understanding of lymphoma and hope to advance our knowledge of the role of a key enzyme, GSK3, in both its development and treatment. I will be investigating the effects of GSK3 inhibition on both lymphoma cells and healthy white blood cells to explore whether GSK3 could be a viable target for future treatments.

I am hugely thankful for the opportunity to undertake this research which has been funded by the Ninewells Cancer Campaign.