Fiona Watt is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at King’s College London.
Professor Watt’s research interests lie in the role of stem cells in adult tissue maintenance. She focuses on the role of stem cells in tumor formation and studies the interactions of stem cells and their niche in vitro.
Professor Watt obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences, as well as her Masters degree from Cambridge University. She pursued into a DPhil at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford in 1979. Upon its completion, she carried out postdoctoral research at M.I.T Cambridge, USA, after which she established her first lab at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, and moved to London Research Institute. From 2006 to 2012, she was Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute and Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at University of Cambridge.