Moyra Lawrence

Moyra Lawrence

2011 - 2014

Studentship Details


Dates of Study: Oct 2011 - Sep 2014

Programme: Wellcome Trust 1+3 Programme in Stem Cell Biology

PhD Supervisor: Dr Jose Silva

Studentship Sponsor: The Wellcome Trust

Thesis Title: The Mechanism of Nanog-induced reprogramming

Public Outreach: Moyra was a regular contributor to the University of Cambridge annual Science Festival in 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Post PhD

In November 2014, Moyra moved to France to began her Postdoc career in the Schneider lab at the Institut Génétique Biologie Moléculaire Cellulaire (IGBMC).

Plain English

I studied the mechanism of Nanog-induced reprogramming. This is the method whereby adult cells can be turned back into stem cells by the application of certain factors. Moyra’s project focused on inhibitors of this process.

Key Publications

  1. Costa Y, Ding J, Theunissen TW, Faiola F, Hore TA, Shliaha PV, Fidalgo M, Saunders A, Lawrence M, Dietmann S, Das S, Levasseur DN, Li Z, Xu M, Reik W, Wang J, Silva JCR (2013). Nanog-dependent function of Tet1 and Tet2 in establishment of pluripotency. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature11925.​​

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