Barbara J. Bain
MB BS FRACP FRCPath
Reader in Diagnostic Haematology
Honorary Consultant Haematologist
Department of Haematology
St Mary’s Hospital Campus
Imperial College Faculty of Medicine
MB ChB PhD MRCP MRCPath
Clinical Research Fellow
Section of Gene Function and Regulation
The Institute of Cancer Research
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