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Professor Benjamin David Simons

Professor Benjamin Simons


Benjamin Simons is a theorist with research interests both in the physics of interacting quantum and classical condensed matter systems, and in the application of statistical approaches to the study of cell biological processes in stem cell and developmental biology. 

In particular, his group has made use of genetic lineage tracing approaches to resolve mechanisms of stem and progenitor cell fate in the development, maintenance and repair of tissues, and processes leading to their dysregulation in diseased states. 

From a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology he moved to a Royal Society Research Fellowship at Imperial College before taking up a permanent position at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in 1995.  

Currently he holds the Herchel Smith Chair in Physics, and is an Associate of the Wellcome Trust-CRUK Gurdon Institute.

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