The Power List 2015
A professor and John Reid Chair of Pathology at the University of St. Andrews, David is also an honorary chair at the University of Edinburgh. His clinical expertise is in medical liver, kidney and transplant pathology and, as such, he serves as the designated individual for tissue governance for National Health Service (NHS) Lothian and contributes to the diagnostic service of the Scottish National Liver Transplant Program. He’s also director of laboratory medicine for NHS Lothian and of the Edinburgh Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit. Though David’s research interests are varied, they all revolve around understanding the ways in which cells and tissues respond to injury through molecular pathology and genetic regulation. He is chair of Medical Research Scotland and deputy chair of the Food Standards Agency Committee on Toxicity, as well as a member of a wide variety of professional organizations. He holds an honorary professorship in medicinal chemistry at the University of Florida.