The Platelet Society is delighted to announce Professor Jeremy Pearson FMedSci MBE as the newly appointed Chair of Trustees.
Jeremy brings a wealth of experience to our Trustee board and we are very much looking forward to working with him. Jeremy’s role as Chair, will be to raise the profile of the Society in the community, to support its fund raising activities, and to oversee Governance.
Jeremy’s research career has been as an endothelial cell biologist, with particular interest in understanding the intracellular signalling pathways controlling the secretion or surface expression of endothelial cell molecules that control vascular tone and permeability, blood coagulation, and leukocyte and platelet function.
Jeremy led research teams at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, and then the MRC Clinical Research Centre in Harrow before moving to King’s College London (KCL) in 1991, where he became the UK’s first Professor of Vascular Biology. Jeremy was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006, and awarded an MBE for services to medical research in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list.
In 2002 Jeremy joined the British Heart Foundation as Associate Medical Director, initially part-time but full-time from 2010, retaining an Emeritus chair at KCL.
Jeremy has been an executive committee or working group member for a series of professional societies during his career (including the European Thrombosis Research Organisation and the British Society of Haemostasis & Thrombosis). Jeremy was a Council member of the Association of Medical Research Charities from 2012-18, and he has extensive trustee board experience, Jeremy is currently also the Chair of the Trustee Boards of Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK and Understanding Animal Research.
Jeremy will take over as Chair of the Trustees with immediate effect. The Platelet Society would like to convey our sincerest thanks to Dr Sarah Jones, the interim Chair, for her organisation through a successful period of establishment and development of the Society.