David Wilson

Wellcome Trust Tissue Repair PhD Researcher

The University of Edinburgh

David is a is a member of Prof. Neil Henderson's research team at the Centre for Inflammation Research, he is investigating Biliary Disease in the liver to understand the key cellular, molecular and transcriptional components that drives progression of fibrosis.

David is a Wellcome Trust funded 1st year PhD student at Edinburgh University on the Tissue Repair Programme. He has a broad and diverse scientific background with time spent working as a Biomedical Scientist for the NHS, researching skeletal muscle repair and regeneraton and Biliary injury response in the Liver. Once upon a time he came from Glasgow but since then he has lived in Canada and Edinburgh.

He lives at the foot of the Pentland hills outside Edinburgh with a wife and two lively children. He likes getting about under his own steam on two feet or two wheels.


  • Biliary Disease and Liver Fibrosis
  • Cell Biology
  • Novel Transcriptome Analysis


  • Wellcome Trust PhD in Tissue Repair, 2019 - Current

    The University of Edinburgh

  • MScR with Distinction in Genetics and Molecular Medicine, 2017

    The University of Edinburgh

  • PG Cert in Biomedical Science, 2008

    Ulster University

  • PG Dip in Biomedical Science, 2006

    Napier University

  • BSc (Hons) in Developmental Biology, 2004

    University of Edinburgh