Dr James Godwin is an independent research fellow in the Rosenthal Group and a recipient of the 2008 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for his work on the molecular basis of nerve dependence in salamander regeneration.
His last appointment was at University College in London (UCL) as a research fellow in the Laboratory of Jeremy Brockes where he spent 5 years investigating the mechanisms of salamander regeneration.
His PhD was obtained at Melbourne University in the Immunology Research Centre based at St Vincent’s Hospital. This work examined cross species immune mechanisms and focussed on molecules aimed at limiting immune rejection.
His current research program looks at the immunological pathways in amphibians (Axolotls) that promote regeneration and limit the scarring response. His research is focused on finding the immunological molecules capable of extending the regenerative capacity in mammals using both molecular and transgenic technologies.