Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Daniel Lin

RCS Clinical Fellow

Background

Background

I studied biomedical sciences at the University of Edinburgh before completing my medical qualification at Warwick Medical School. My Academic Foundation posts were based at Coventry and Birmingham before I moved to Newcastle for an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) in Otolaryngology in the Northeast Deanery.

During my ACF I was awarded the competitive Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship to undertake a preliminary investigation of the biomarker indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and its mechanistic involvement in regulating tumour immunity in head and neck cancer.

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Medical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 2010
MBChB Medicine, University of Warwick, 2014
MRCSEd(ENT), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2018
PGDip Clinical Research, Newcastle University, 2018

Positions

RCS Clinical Fellow, Newcastle University, 2018-Present
Specialty Registrar in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2018-Present
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Otolaryngology (ACF ST1-ST2), Northeast Deanery, 2016-2018
Academic Foundation Programme (AFP FY1-2) Doctor, West Midlands Deanery, 2014-2016

Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
ENT UK
British Medical Association
European Association for Cancer Research

Prizes & Awards

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England One-Year Surgical Research Fellowship, 2018
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Small Pump Priming Grant, 2018
  • Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, 2018
  • Munro Black 2018 Regional ENT Meeting Best Oral Presentation – The immunotherapeutic role of IDO in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, 2018
  • BACO 2018 International Poster Prize – Treatment outcomes of T3 laryngeal carcinomas – surgical versus non-surgical management: a 10-year multicentre audit in the northeast of England, 2018
  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Otolaryngology, Newcastle University, 2016
  • Student Surgical Skills Competition: 1st Place, Regional, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, West Midlands Regional Heat, 2012
  • Student Surgical Skills Competition: 2nd Place, National, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, National Grand Final, 2012
  • Silver Warwick Advantage Award, Student Careers & Skills, University of Warwick, IBM, 2013
  • Felicity Smith Group Prize, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, 2012
  • Excellence Award in Junior Surgery Block Exams, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, 2013

Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in head and neck cancer and translational cancer immunology research. I am currently exploring the immunotherapeutic role of IDO* immune status in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

I am interested in the potential of IDO as a biomarker to monitor the immune status of head and neck cancer patients to identify potential groups of patients who may benefit from precision stratified immunotherapeutic approaches based on IDO.

*indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase

Current Funding

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England One-Year Surgical Research Fellowship. £63,313
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Small Pump Priming Grant. £3,837
  • Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund. £5,343


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

I have taught ENT examination to clinical medical students at Newcastle University on the Foundations of Clinical Practice course. I am a mentor to medical students in the Newcastle University Surgical Society (NUSS) and Newcastle Academic Medicine Society (AMS).

 

Postgraduate Teaching

I have taught on the regional ENT Emergencies course to junior doctors (FY1 and SHO grade).

Publications