Sam Higginbotham

Dr Sam Higginbotham PhD

Role: Research Associate Email:


I’m a research associate investigating the relationship between senescence and liver disease.

I graduated from Sheffield University with an MBiolSci in Molecular Biology in 2018. Following this I completed a PhD. at Sheffield in the Materials Science and Engineering working on wound healing and examining how autologous injections of adipose tissue can lead to regeneration of fibrotic scar tissue.

I completed my PhD. studies in 2022 and started work in the NFRG as post-doctoral researcher helping the group optimise single cell sequencing technologies and investigating epigenetics in NAFLD. 

In 2024 I started on a newly funded CRUK grant working with Jack Leslie and Derek Mann investigating how neutrophils can influence senescence and steatosis in liver disease.


  • Master of Science (MS) in Molecular Biology at the University of Sheffield (2018)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (2022))