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Professor Stephen Safrany

Professor Stephen Safrany


Professor Stephen Safrany FBPhS



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Steve obtained an honours degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Loughborough University before moving to Leicester University Medical School for his PhD and a postdoc studying inositide signalling under Stefan Nahorski. In 1994, he moved to NIEHS, NIH, USA to work with Steve Shears and gain biochemical experience, continuing in the area of inositol phosphates. He returned to the UK (Dundee University) in 1999, having received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Further appointments at the universities of Bath and Wolverhampton predate his current position as Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain. Research interests include inositol phosphates and sigma receptors. He has been a member of the BPS since 1994 and Co-chair of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Affinity Group since 2015. He currently sits on the Clinical Research Ethics sub-committee for private health institutions, National Health Regulatory Authority, Bahrain.