2009 - 2013
Dates of Study: Oct 2009 - Sept 2013
Programme: 4-Year (1+3) Programme in Stem Cell Biology
PhD Supervisor: Dr Bill Harris
Studentship Sponsor: The Wellcome Trust
Thesis Title: The metabolic regulation of retinal progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation
Public Outreach: President of 'BlueSci' (20/01/13 – 20/01/14) - The University of Cambridge, popular science magazine
Upon completion of her PhD, Nicola continued working in Dr Harris' lab at the University of Cambridge.
In 2015 Nicola began working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
During my PhD I studied how stem and progenitor cells sense and respond to the availability of nutrients to regulate tissue growth, and how proliferative cells metabolise nutrients to generate the large amounts of energy, and the biomass, necessary to produce new cells.
- Agathocleous MA, Love NK, Randlett O, Harris JJ, Murray A, Harris WA, (2012). Metabolic differentiation in the embryonic retina. Nature Cell Biology 14,859–864.
- Love NK, Keshavan N, Lewis R, Harris WA, Agathocleous MA. A nutrient-sensitive restriction point is active in the adult stem cell differentiation pathway. Development. Feb 1, 2014; 141(3): 697–706.