Dr Clatworthy read Medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. She completed her professional training in nephrology at Cambridge and undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge, investigating the role of antibody and Fcg receptorsin auto immunity and defence against infection. She was awarded the British Renal Association Raine Award and the Medical Research Society Young Investigator Award for this work. She subsequently obtained a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship which included an 18 month post-doctoral post at the National Institutes of Health, Washington, in Dr Ron Germain’s laboratory. This work focused on the use of two-photon intravital imaging to examine dynamic behaviour of immune cells.
Dr Clatworthy currently works as a University Lecturer in Transplantation Medicine and divides her time between research, teaching and clinical practice in transplantation and nephrology. Her laboratory is based within the Department of Medicine wing of the new MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Her clinical interests are in transplantation, in particular the effects of B cells and antibody on the allograft and the use of novel immunsuppressants to target this axis. She has also authored or co-authored a number of educational textbooks in nephrology and transplantation, including “Transplantation At A Glance”. Clatworthy et al. Wiley-Blackwell. 2012.