Dr Alan J. Stewart is a Reader in Molecular Medicine at the University of St Andrews. His research is focused on metal ion handling in the body and the roles they play in regulating medically/physiologically relevant processes. Collectively, his work provides detailed and reliable data relating to the transport and speciation of metal ions (particularly Zn2+) in the circulation and new insights into their cellular functions and role in disease states. He has published >80 peer-reviewed publications, many in world class and field-leading journals. He sits on the Editorial Boards of the journals, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Endocrinology, Nutrients and BioMetals.