Alumni

 

Stefan Galander

Stefan was an undergrad, summer technician, Wellcome PhD student and Postdoc in the lab.

He left in January 2019 to join the Company of Biologists as a Reviews Editor.

Bethany Harker

Bethany spent the last two years of her PhD (June 2015 until June 2017) as part of the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD program in Cell Biology in our lab.

She became a secondary school science teacher.

Bonnie Alver

Bonnie was a postdoc in the lab from January 2013 until September 2016. 

She is now a postdoctoral Fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.

Nadine Vincenten

Nadine was a Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD student and associate in the lab from 2009 - 2015.

After a postdoc in the lab of Nancy Kleckner, Harvard University, she is now Scientific Liason at the Personal Genetics Education Project, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA.

Eris Duro

Eris was a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Associate in the lab from 2010-2015.

He was a Fellow of the Saltire Foundation and is now an Innovation Consultant with Oakland Innovation, Cambridge, UK.

Colette Connor

Colette was a PhD student in the lab from 2011-2015.

She left to take up a position as a scientist at the Scottish Rural College and is now a Senior Assay Development Scientist at LumiraDx, North Lanarkshire, UK.

Claudia Schaffner

Claudia was a postdoc in the lab from 2012-2014. 

After continuing her postdoc studies in Achim Schnaufer's lab, Ashworth laboratories, University of Edinburgh, she become Building Manager for Ashworth Laboratories. In 2019 she took on the role of Technical Services and Buildings Manager for the School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

Karolina Lesniewska

Karolina joined the lab for a short term (6 month) postdoc in 2014 upon completion of her PhD in our neighbour's (Hiro Ohkura) lab to generate some tools.

She now has a Scientist II position at Merck in Glasgow.

Kitty Verzijlbergen

Kitty was an EMBO long term postdoctoral fellow in the lab from 2011-2014. 

After continuing her postdoc studies in the lab of Fred van Leeuwen, Netherlands Cancer Institute, she is now a Lecturer in Molecular Biology at University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Leiden)

Olga Nerusheva

Olga was a PhD student in the lab from 2008-2012 and a postdoc from 2012-2013.  

She left to take up a postdoc in the lab of Bungo Akiyoshi, University of Oxford. Currently taking a career break.

Josefin Fernius

Josefin was a postdoc in the lab from 2008-2012. 

After a postdoc in the lab of Stefan Thor, Linköping, Sweden, she took up a position as Research Coordinator in the Grants Office at the University of Linköping.

Farid Bizzari

Farid was a PhD student in the lab from 2007-2011. 

After his PhD, Farid was a postdoc in the lab of Sarah McClelland, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London. Current position unknown.

Dean Clift

Dean was a PhD student in the lab from 2006-2010.

Dean was a postdoc with Melina Schuh at the MRC LMB in Cambridge and is now an Investigator Scientist in the group of Leo James at the MRC LMB in Cambridge.

Naoka Tamura

Naoka was an MRes student in the lab from 2008-2009.

After carrying our her PhD work in the lab of Viji Draviam in Cambridge, she joined the lab of Sarah McClelland, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London as a postdoc. She is now a Clinical Data Analyst at GSK.

Pia Rengtved Lundegaard

Pia was a technician in the lab from 2006-2007.

PhD left the lab to begin a PhD at Neurosearch (Denmark) and the University of Edinburgh with Elizabeth Patton. Pia is now Assistant Professor in Membrane Cardiology and Membrane Proteins at the University of Copenhagen.