British Society for Rheumatology award for former Oliver Bird student

31 August 2012

Congratulations to Dr Amy Naylor, who was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the British Society for Rheumatology in May.

Amy is an alumnus of our Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme, and received the award for her work on the effect of the CD248 gene (endosialin), a membrane receptor found on stromal cells. Amy and colleagues investigated the effect on bone of genetic deletion of CD248, concluding that it reduced inflammation but also increased bone mass.

Dr Amy Naylor, Dr Vicky King and Sarah Headland

Amy Naylor is an Arthritis Research UK Foundation Fellow based in the Rheuamatology Research Group at the University of Birmingham. She was awarded her PhD by the Newcastle University in 2009 (completed on an Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme studentship).

About Young Investigator Awards

Young Investigator Awards are intended to encourage the work of young investigative rheumatologists and up to six are awarded each year.