University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesMolecular Medicine Group, John McVey


John McVey, Group Head John McVey, BSc, PhD, FRCPath
Molecular Medicine Group Head
Professor of Cardiovascular Biology
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John McVey has more than 20 years experience in blood coagulation factors. He took a degree in Biochemistry at Glasgow University in 1979, before completing his PhD studies at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research. He held postdoctoral positions at Middlesex Hospital Medical School and at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (Mill Hill) before joining the MRC Haemostasis and Thrombosis Group at its conception in 1987 to pursue molecular genetic approaches to furthering our understanding of haemostasis.

John has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and many book chapters in the area of blood coagulation and haemostasis. He has established an international reputation within the field of haemostasis and is regularly invited to review manuscripts for leading journals and grants for both national and international bodies. He is a communicating editor for Human Mutation and Thrombosis and Haemostasis as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He acts as a consultant in haemostasis and thrombosis and more recently in bio-manufacturing through his company Coagulare Biomedica Ltd.

Visiting Professor, Kings College London, 2011 – 2013
Weston Professor of Molecular Medicine, Thrombosis Research Institute, London, 2008 – 2011
Group Leader, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Group, 2006 – 2008
Honorary Reader, Imperial College London, 2006 – 2008
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, 1995 – 2006
Honorary Lecturer, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, 1994 – 1995
Senior Scientist, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Group, 1992 – 2006
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Group, 1987 – 1992
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research, London, 1984 – 1987
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London, 1982 – 1984
Postgraduate Research Student, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, 1979 – 1982

Former Students
Pamala Kanagasabapathy, MD
Sara Stuart-Smith, MD 2009
Keith Gomez, PhD 2007
Andrew Mumford, PhD 2003
Colin Davidson, PhD 2001
Emma Boswell, PhD 1998
Keiran Pemberton, PhD 1997
Amit Nathwani, PhD 1997
Louise Jones, PhD 1996
Raechel Kenny, PhD 1992
Former Lab Members
Esther Bachli
Adam Carpenter
Karen Johnson
Kalpana Lal
Cheryl Pech