2011 - now: Group Leader, Gurdon Institute
2006 - 2011: Postdoc and EMBO fellow in laboratory of Marc Kirschner, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2001 - 2006: PhD and short postdoc in Harvey McMahon’s lab, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
1997 - 2001: Masters degree in Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Research area: actin polymerisation, membranes, filopodia formation, cell shape, cell movement, signaling to actin, the membrane-cytosol interface
Position: Lab Manager since the lab started in 2011
Previous positions: I have worked at the Gurdon Institute for many years supporting the research of a number of labs.
Research area: Molecular Biology, Cell culture and Xenopus in vivo studies
Position: ERC Research Associate, joined the lab in January 2015.
Previous positions: B.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at Durham University; M.Res. at Newcastle University; PhD and short postdoc in the lab of Mette Mogensen at UEA, Norwich, studying microtubule +TIPs in epithelial differentiation and cancer.
Research area: Examining how actin polymerisation is responsive to phosphoinositides and membrane curvature.
Position: Hershel Smith Postdoctoral Fellow, joined the lab in October 2015.
Previous positions: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford; PhD in Theoretical Physics at Virginia Tech; Diploma in Engineering Physics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
Research area: Data-driven modeling of actin dynamics inside filopodia, stochastic modeling of biological processes. [personal website]
Pantelis Savvas Ioannou
Position: MedImmune PhD Student, joined the lab in October 2018
Previous positions: BSc in Biological Sciences and MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Cyprus
Research area: Using phage display antibody technology to study filopodia