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Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


  Meet the 40 scientists working as affiliated researchers with the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Dr Irving Aye 
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Placental metabolism and development

Dr Srinjan Basu 
Imperial College London
Single-cell and single-molecule imaging approaches in stem cell biology

Dr Sumru Bayin
Gurdon Institute 
Molecular regulation of
stem cell behaviours and age-dependent regenerative mechanisms in the brain

Prof. Serena Best
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
Medical materials

Prof. Allan Bradley
Genome engineering

Prof. Sarah Bray
Dept of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Notch regulatory networks in

Prof. Ruth Cameron
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
Medical materials

Dr Peter Campbell
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Cancer genomics

Dr Maria Christophorou
Babraham Institute
Biochemical regulation of epigenetic factors

Dr Ana Cvejic

Biotech Research & Innovation Centre

Haematopoietic stem cells


Prof. Anne Ferguson-Smith
Dept of Genetics
Stem cells and the epigenetic programme

Prof. Sarah Franklin
Reproductive Sociology Research Group

Dr Kristian Franze
Dept of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
CNS development and disease

Prof. Richard Gilbertson
Childhood brain tumours

Dr Namshik Han
Milner Therapeutics Institute & Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine
AI Drug Discovery

Prof. Muzlifah Haniffa 
Dept of Dermatology & Immunology, Newcastle University
Stem cell therapy, tissue engineering and adult pathology

Dr Phil Jones
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Epidermal stem cells

Dr Golnar Kolahgar
Dept of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Extracellular factors and adhesion
proteins with regard to cell-fate decisions

Dr Mark Kotter
NIHR Clinical Scientist 
Stem cells and cellular reprogramming

Dr András Lakatos
Cambridge Neuroscience
Developmental and pathological
aspects of astrocyte-neuron interactions

Prof. Madeline Lancaster

Human brain development in cerebral organoids

Prof. Ernest Laue
Dept of Biochemistry
Chromatin assembly and genome structure

Prof. Paul Lehner
Chromatin control of viral infection

Dr Mo Lotfollahi
Wellcome Sanger Institute 
Computational biology, Machine learning, Drug discovery

Dr Florian Merkle
Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science
Human stem cell models of obesity and neurological disease

Prof. James Nathan
Cellular mechanisms of oxygen and metabolite sensing 

Prof. Kathy Niakan
Dept of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
Genetic regulation of early human development

Prof. Ewa Paluch
Dept of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
The mechanobiology of cell shape control

Dr Manav Pathania
Dept of Oncology
Neural stem cell heterogeneity and epigenetics

Dr Emma Rawlins
Gurdon Institute
Stem cell fate in the mammalian lung

Dr Teresa Rayon 
Babraham Institute 
Stem cells in embryonic development

Dr Peter Rugg-Gunn
Babraham Institute 
Epigenetic regulation of pluripotency and development

Dr Marta Shahbazi
Self-organisation of pluripotent stem cells

Prof. Azim Surani
Gurdon Institute
Specification and programming
of the germline

Dr Martin Turner
Babraham Institute 
Lymphocyte development and function

Prof Ludovic Vallier 

Berlin Institute of Health
Stem cells to study liver development and diseases

Dr Jelle van den Ameele 
Cambridge Neuroscience
Developmental neurobiology and mitochondrial genetics

Prof. Alan Warren
Dept of Haematology
Mechanisms of ribosome assembly and stem cell subversion

Prof. Doug Winton
Intestinal stem cells

Dr Evgeny Zatulovskiy
Dept of Biochemistry
Cell size regulation and cell fate decisions