CURRENT MEMBERS

Emily Joo

Research Associate

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Stephanie Dorion

Graduate Student

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David McGarry

Post-doctoral fellow

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Abinaya Loganaathan 

Graduate Student

Thershan Satkunarajah

Graduate Student

ALUMNI

PhD students

 

Mathew Coleman, PhD 2002, funded by the Institute of Cancer Research, thesis title “Ras and Rho signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation and apoptosis.” Currently Reader in Tumour Cell Biology at the Institute of Cancer and Genomics Sciences, University of Birmingham – Birmingham, UK. Website

 

Rebecca Scott, PhD 2010, funded by Cancer Research UK, thesis title “LIM kinase regulation of cell motility and invasion.” Currently Cancer Research UK Research Engagement Manager – Edinburgh, UK. LinkedIn

 

Grant Wickman, PhD 2012, funded by Cancer Research UK, thesis title “Rho-associated kinase 1 in health and disease: vital roles in apoptotic blebbing, efferocytosis, and cancer.” Currently Principal Scientist at Zymeworks – Vancouver, Canada. LinkedIn

 

Jenifer Cameron, PhD 2013, funded by Cancer Research UK, thesis title “Investigating the role of cofilin oxidation in cancer cell migration and invasion.” Currently Clinical Research Associate at PPD – Glasgow, UK

 

Jennifer Brown, Clinical Rearch Fellow/PhD 2015, funded by Cancer Research UK, thesis title “Investigating the actin cytoskeleton in cancer.” Currently National Health Service Scotland Medical Oncology Consultant, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre – Glasgow, UK

 

Linda Julian, PhD 2015, funded by Cancer Research UK, thesis title “Investigating the role of caspase cleave of ROCK1 in tissue homeostasis and tumour development.” Currently Research Associate, Kevin Brindle lab, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute – Cambridge, UK. Webpage

 

Siti Masre, PhD 2015, thesis title “Analysis of ROCK2 activation in transgenic mouse skin carcinogenesis.” Currently Junior Lecturer at the Biomedical Science Programme, School of Diagnostic & Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, National University of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Webpage

 

Ya Hua Chim, PhD 2016, thesis title “Probing mechanical properties to study cancer cell migration.” Currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool. Webpage

 

Dominika Rudzka, PhD 2017, funded by Cancer Research UK, currently Staff Scientist, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute Drug Discovery Programme - Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn  First Person Profile

 

Leena Mukherjee, Clinical Research Fellow/PhD 2019, funded by the Medical Research Council. currently NES Clinical Lecturer - Medical Oncology, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. Webpage

 

Gregory Naylor, Clinical Research Fellow/PhD (anticipated finish 2020), funded by Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre

 

Giulia Spennati, PhD (anticipated finish 2020), funded by the University of Glasgow School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn

 

Narisa Phinichkusolchit, PhD (anticipated finish 2020), funded by Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and Institute of Cancer Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn  Blogpost

Louise Mason, PhD (anticipated finish 2020), funded by the EPSRC Centre for Multiscale Soft Tissue Mechanics, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn

 

Post-doctoral research fellows

 

Daniel Croft (2001-2010), currently Staff Scientist, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute Drug Discovery Programme - Glasgow, UK. ResearchGate

 

Ruth Densham (2004-2008), currently Research Fellow, Jo Morris Lab, Institute of Cancer and Genomics Sciences, University of Birmingham – Birmingham, UK. Webpage

 

Pamela Lochhead (2004-2008), currently Senior Research Scientist, Simon Cook lab, Babraham Institute – Cambridge, UK. Webpage

 

Suzanne Brady (2005-2009), Owner and Creative Director Cove Cake Design - Dublin, Ireland. LinkedIn

 

Pierre Morin (2005-2009), currently Post-doctoral research fellow, Lesley Stark lab, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre – Edinburgh, UK. LinkedIn

 

Michael Samuel (2006-2011), currently Associate Professor and Head of the Tumour Microenvironment Laboratory, Centre for Cancer Biology, Division of Health Sciences University of South Australia – Adelaide, Australia. Website

 

Diane Crighton (2008-2010), currently Staff Scientist, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute Drug Discovery Programme - Glasgow, UK. ResearchGate

 

Filipe Lourenco (2008-2013), currently Senior Scientist, Douglas Winton lab, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute – Cambridge UK. Webpage

 

Mark Baugh (2011-2012), currently Quality Manager at Quintiles (clinical trials services) – Livingstone, UK. LinkedIn

 

Katerina Mardilovich (2011-2016), currently Senior Research Scientist at Adaptimmune Therapeutics – Abingdon, UK. LinkedIn

 

Nicola Rath (2011-2017), currently Scientist at AstraZeneca – Cambridge UK. LinkedIn

 

Mads Gabrielsen (2012-2013), currently Scientific Officer, Danny Huang lab, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute – Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn

 

Serge Zander (2012-2013), currently Anatomic Pathologist II at Covance Preclinical Services GmbH, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. LinkedIn

 

Mathieu Unbekandt (2012-2018), currently Senior Research Assoicate at Astex Pharmaceuticals – Cambridge UK. LinkedIn

 

Emma Carrick (2014-2015), currently Research Associate, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow – Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn

 

Steven Bryce (2016-2018), currently Medical Science Liaison, Sandoz Pharma – Edinburgh, UK. LinkedIn

 

David McGarry (2015-2019), currently Post-doctoral fellow, Michael Olson lab, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute – Glasgow, UK. LinkedIn

Undergraduate students

 

Michel Kiflen, 2018, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University. Toronto, Canada. LinkedIn

 

Chelsea Sapico, 2018-2019, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University

 

Sabrina Barker, 2018-2019, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University

 

Andrea D’Angelo, 2018-2019, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University

 

Ying Yang, 2018-2019, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University

Monique Castro, 2018-2019, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University