ESR7 – James Littlewood

I am from Suffolk, UK. I obtained my BMBS from Peninsula Medical School in 2012 and my MRCP(UK) from the Royal College of Physicians in 2016. I’m a specialist trainee in renal medicine and I am taking the opportunity to go out of programme to gain experience in pre-clinical research. I am interested in developing the links between lab bench and bedside diagnostics, and new instruments for assessing acute kidney injury.
Currently, I am working for iThera Medical, Germany on the RenalToolBox programme. My research aims to develop the use of multispectral optoacoustic tomography to measure different aspects of renal function: glomerular filtration, tubular secretion, and tubular reabsorption. I will then translate this to measure the efficacy and safety of regenerative medicine strategies developed across the network with the opportunity to track cells and measure function simultaneously.