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NIHR Cambridge BRC Deputy Scientific Director is elected to Royal Society Fellowship

10 May 2017
Professor Krishna Chatterjee has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Krishna Chatterjee (Professor of Endocrinology), is the Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Director of the NIHR/ Wellcome Trust Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and NIHR Senior Investigator. 

The Royal Society works to support outstanding contributions in science that benefit humanity. Fellowship members are selected for this prestigious honour, based on their own merit and ‘substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge’. Professor Chatterjee’s fellowship award is based on his discoveries of genetic disorders of thyroid gland formation, hormone synthesis and hormone action, which have advanced fundamental knowledge of the thyroid axis.

On his newly elected status, Professor Chatterjee said: “I am honoured to be awarded a fellowship from the Royal Society which recognises the work of my research group, supported continuously by the Wellcome Trust, for over two decades. In addition, I would like to particularly acknowledge Clinical Research Infrastructure and Resources provided by the NIHR Cambridge BRC, which have enabled us to translate our fundamental discoveries into a national diagnostic service for unusual thyroid disorders and to trial new therapies for these disorders via our CRF.”