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Stem Cell Four-Year PhD Programme: Supervisors for 2020/21

Note that all Supervisors are now located in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, except for the Simons Group who are based at the Gurdon Institute/Cavendish Laboratory

Students recruited to the MRC-funded 'Physical Biology of Stem Cells' Programme may also be supervised by one of our Affiliated Research Groups.


Supervisor Research Field

128-Alcolea 2017

Maria Alcolea

Epithelial Cell Fate and Plasticity; relevance for oesophageal cancer development

Roger Barker 2020

Roger Barker

Clinical aspects of Parkinson's and Huntington's disease including the study of cell based therapies to treat patients and iPS/iN work to study disease pathogenesis and novel therapeutics

 Basu Srinjan

Srinjan Basu

Single-cell and single-molecule imaging approaches in stem cell biology


Simon Buczacki 2019

Simon Buczacki

Colorectal cancers

128-Chalut 2017

Kevin Chalut

The physical biology of pluripotency and differentiation

128-Cvejic 2017

Ana Cvejic

Haematopoietic stem cells

128-Franklin 2017

Robin Franklin

Factors regulating adult neural stem cell fate following CNS injury, with particular emphasis of oligodendrocyte differentiation


Cédric Ghevaert

Production of platelet and red cells for transfusion in humans from pluripotent stem cells using reprogramming techniques


Bertie Göttgens *

The transcriptional control of normal and leukemic blood stem/progenitor cells


Tony Green

Regulation and differentiation in normal haematopoietic stem cells and in myelo-proliferation disorders


Brian Hendrich

Transcriptional control  of stem cell fates


Daniel Hodson

Mutation timing in lymphomagenesis


Brian Huntly

Characterisation of the molecular and cellular biology of cancer stem cells and to compare and contrast these to normal stem cells


Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir

Neuronal activity and neurotransmitter regulation of central nervous systems stem/precursor cell fate


Elisa Laurenti

Human haematopoietic stem cells in health and disease


Joo-Hyeon Lee

Stem cells and niches

Andrew McCaskie

Regenerative therapies for bone and cartilage repair


Simón Méndez-Ferrer

Blood stem cell niches

Nangalia, Jyoti

Dr Jyoti Nangalia

 Origin and evolution of blood cancers


Jennifer Nichols

Embryonic pluripotency and its relationship to stem cells


Anna Philpott

Proliferation versus differentiation in stem and progenitor cells


Ingo Ringshausen

The dynamics, mechanisms and biological purposes of genome-wide epigenetic reprogramming in germ cells and early embryos


José Silva

Biology of induced pluripotency


Ben Simons

Mechanisms of stem cell fate in maintenance, repair and regeneration of adult tissues, and pathways leading to ageing and disease. Regulation of progenitor cell fate in late stage development of tissues


Sanjay Sinha

Vascular diseases


Ludovic Vallier

Mechanisms controlling differentiation in pluripotent stem cells into definitive endoderm


George Vassiliou

Leukaemic haemopoietic stem cells

*  Supervisor is part of another Wellcome Four-Year Programme, so cannot take students from both Programmes in consecutive years.