Dr Maria Kaisar obtained her DPhil in Transplantation Science from the University of Oxford. Her interests lie in basic and translational research to better understand the biological mechanisms that lead to organ injury or repair. Her collaborative work, within the National Health Service Blood and Transplant and the University of Oxford, focuses on the development of novel diagnostics of donor organ quality. Her research has the potential to increase utilization of deceased donor organs and improve long term transplantation outcomes for organ recipients. She is currently the Translational Research Coordinator for the UK Consortium of Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) and she is a Board Member of the Basic Science Committee of the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and a member of the TTS Educational Committee.