2011 - 2014
Dates of Study: Oct 2011 - Sept 2014
PhD Supervisor: Prof Austin Smith
Studentship Sponsor: BBSRC
Thesis Title: Molecular characterisation of the initiating events in embryonic stem cell lineage choice
Since October 2014, Carla has been working as a Research Associate with Dr Jenny Nichols at the Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge.
Embryonic Stem Cells have the capacity to differentiate to cells of all lineages. My work focuses on understanding the initiating events in lineage choice.
- Le Bin G C, Munoz-Descalzo S and Kurowski A, Leitch H, Lou X, Mansfield W. Etienne-Dumeau C, Grabole N, Mulas C, Niwa H, Hadjantonakis AK, Nichols J (2014). Oct4 is required for lineage priming in the developing inner cell mass of the mouse blastocyst. Development, 2014 vol. 141 (5) pp. 1001-10.
- Leitch HG, Nichols J, Humphreys P, Mulas C, Martello G, Lee C, Jones K, Surani MA, Smith A. Rebuilding pluripotency from primordial germ cells. Stem Cell Reports, 2013 vol. 1 (1) pp. 66-78.