Jamie A. Davies

Jamie A. Davies is a British scientist, Professor of Experimental Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, and leader of a laboratory in its Centre for Integrative Physiology.[1] He works in the fields of Developmental biology, Synthetic biology, and Tissue engineering. He is also Principal Investigator for the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology database.

Jamie A. Davies
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known for Organogenesis
Scientific career
FieldsExperimental Anatomy
InstitutionsUniversity of Edinburgh


Davies received his BA, MA, and, in 1989, D. Phil, all at University of Cambridge. He then took up post doctoral fellowships first at the University of Manchester, and then at the University of Southampton before being appointed to Edinburgh. He was initially appointed in 1995 as a lecturer, rising to senior lecturer, reader, and finally professor.

Davies was the founding editor of the journal Organogenesis and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Anatomy, and Nephron. He is a fellow of the Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts.[2] He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He served on the board of the National Centre for 3Rs from 2009 to 2014, and was deputy chair from 2012.[3] [4] [5]


  • Davies J.A. (2004) Branching Morphogenesis. Springer.
  • Davies J.A. (2004) Mechanisms of Morphogenesis. Elsevier/ Academic Press
  • Davies J.A. (2012) Replacing animal models: a practical guide to creating and using culture-based biomimetic alternatives. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Davies J.A. (2012) Tissue Regeneration. InTech.
  • Davies J.A. (2013) Mechanisms of Morphogenesis (2nd Edition). Elsevier/ Academic Press.
  • Davies J.A. (2014) Life Unfolding. Oxford University Press.
  • Davies J.A. (2018) Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.


  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ "EUSDS Teachers".
  3. ^ "NC3Rs announcement 2009".
  4. ^ "NC3Rs board meeting minutes 29 Jan 2013" (PDF).
  5. ^ "NC3Rs announcement 2014".

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