Academic Profile: Professor Paresh Vyas
Professor of Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist and Group Leader MRC Molecular Haematology Unit
Professor Vyas studied medicine at the University of Cambridge then University of Oxford, in the UK. After completing his general medical training in London, he did his PhD studying the control of gene regulation with Professor Doug Higgs and Professor Sir David Weatherall at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford. He then completed his specialist training in Haematology at the Department of Haematology, Royal Free Hospital London under Professors AV Hoffbrand Grant Prentice. After this he spent three years with Professor Stuart Orkin at the Department of Haematology at Children’s Hospital Harvard University, where he developed his long-term interest in understanding the molecular basis of haematological disease. For the last 13 years he has been working as a Consultant Haematologist with a clinical practice in myeloid disorders (especially Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) at the Oxford University Hospital and running a research laboratory in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. His research interests include understanding the haematological defect in MDS and AML, in adults and children with Down Syndrome. He was made Professor of Haematology 2 years ago.