Barry Timms, Ph.D.
I obtained my professional degrees in the United Kingdom, performed research in the biological sciences for over 40 years and taught histology at the Medical School for 26 years.
I am course director for the histology section of medical physiology and histology and have developed an online course material called 'HistoWeb,' which uses a Virtual Microscopy component.
I study prostate growth and development - the complex ductal architecture of the gland during fetal development - using sophisticated 3-dimensional computerized serial section reconstruction. Current research focuses on two main areas: a) the cellular mechanisms controlling proliferation and differentiation of the prostate, and b) the effect of environmental endocrine disruptors on ductal growth patterns.
- Ph D, Biological Sciences, University of Wales, College of Medicine, 1980
- M.Phil, Biological Sciences, Aston University, 1975
- FIMLS, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Sciences, 1965