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Head of School: Professor Phil Dash

Academic staff

Name Position Research interests
Professor Simon Andrews Professor Molecular bacteriology, iron regulation and virulence, functional genomics in E. coli, impact of iron and zinc on the gut microbiota 
Dr Natasha Barrett  Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology Use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in biological sciences and healthcare education
Dr Andrew Bicknell
School Director of Teaching and Learning   Endocrinology, adrenal gland, pituitary, stress axis 
Dr Sam Boateng

Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences

Cardiovascular research, myocyte mechanosensing, circadian proteins
Dr Simon Clarke Head of Division, Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering  Molecular bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pyogenes  
Professor Angela Clerk Professor of Biomedical Sciences Cardiac myocyte biology, heart failure, intracellular signalling, protein kinases, apoptosis and cell death, hypertrophy 
Professor Phil Dash Head of School 
Cancer biology, metastasis, cell biology, developing gene, cell and pharmaceutical medicines   
Dr Michael Fry Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences
Systems biology of cell signalling in platelets and in cancer using proteomic data. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase  and protein kinase signalling
Professor Jon Gibbins Director of ICMR
Cardiovascular research, cell biology, platelets, haemostasis, thrombosis 
Dr Craig Hughes

Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Biology 

Exams Officer

Admissions Tutor for BSc Biomedical Sciences

Cardiovascular research, cell biology, platelets, thrombosis and haemostasis, signal transduction 

Dr Christopher Jones 

Associate Professor in Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Co-Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing

Research Division Lead

Cardiovascular research. Inter-individual variation in platelet signalling, activation, and impact on haemostasis and thrombosis 
Professor Ian Jones  Professor of Virology  Molecular virology, baculovirus, vaccine development, expression technology 
Dr Eva Kevei

Associate Professor in Cell Biology

Director of Internationalisation

Programme Director for BSc Biomedical Sciences

School Director of Postgraduate Researchers

Genetic models of Parkinson’s disease; the physiological role of ubiquitylation dependent signalling pathways in ageing; the impact of microplastics on animal and human health
Professor Phil Knight Professor  Reproductive biology, Endocrinology, Ovarian follicular development, Ovulation, Early embryo development 
Professor David Leake Professor in Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis  Atherosclerosis, Oxidation of low density lipoprotein in lysosomes, Antioxidants and coronary heart disease 
Dr Francoise Mazet

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Admissions Tutor for BSc Biochemistry

System biology of cell signalling, molecular evolution and development, comparative and evolutionary physiology 
Professor Liam McGuffin Director of Impact and Enterprise  Bioinformatics, prediction of protein structures, functions and interactions, protein folding, mutations and disease, machine learning, artificial intelligence 
Dr Geraldine (Jay) Mulley 


Admissions Tutor and Programme Director for BSc Microbiology

Microbiology, microbe-host interactions, microbial genetics, vaccine development
Professor Ketan Patel Professor  Developmental biology, skeletal muscle development, adult skeletal muscle function, embryonic skeletal muscle growth. 
Dr Alice Pollitt

Director of Postdoctoral Researchers  

Programme Director for BSc Biochemistry

Cell-cell communication between platelets and non-hematopoietic cells. Spatial and temporal organisation of the cell surface
Professor Declan Schroeder   Environmental Microbiology (virology) 
Dr Dyan Sellayah

School Director for Outreach 

School Director for Academic Tutoring

Obesity research, medical science
Dr Connor Sharp Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences Mechanisms bacteria use to compete with each other, and how we can use these mechanisms to prevent or treat infection.
Dr Aidan Taylor Lecturer in Microbiology Molecular microbiology of Campylobacter jejuni. Physiology, biochemistry, transcriptomics
Dr Lindsey Thompson Lecturer, Director of Student Experience  Biomedical Sciences, medical science 
Professor Kim Watson Professor in Structural Biochemistry Structural and computational biology, protein engineering, enzymes for industry, bile acid metabolism, gut-liver-brain axis and health
Dr Nandini Vasedevan Research Division Leader, Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering 
Neuroendocrinology, hormone signalling to drive social behaviours, endocrine regulation of anxiety and memory, oscillations in biology 

Postdoctoral research fellows, associates and assistants

Name Position  Research interests

Dr Recep Adiyaman

Research Associate Bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, protein-ligand interactions, MD simulations of Protein 3D structures 
Dr Viridiana Alcantara-Alonso Research Associate  Molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis development
Dr Susanna Cogo  Research Associate  Neuroscience, neurodegeneration, cellular and in vivo modelling of complex, age-related genetic diseases
Dr Simone Culurgioni Research Assistant Analysis of the bacterial regulatory mechanisms to sense and detoxify nitric oxide (NO) 
Dr Joanne Dunster  Research Associate  Utilising a range of mathematical, computational and statistical techniques to develop and analyse theoretical models that describe problems in the life sciences and medicine
Dr Helen Foster Senior Research Officer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Dr Sophie Jegouic  Research Associate  Virology, molecular biology, cellular biology, microfluidics, diagnostics 
Dr Shirley Keeton  Research Associate  Evolution of cancer metastasis, cell migration, 3D tissue culture 
Dr Neline Kriek  Research Assistant  Platelets, cell signalling, systems biology 
Dr Dannielle Kydd-Sinclair  Research Associate The structure and function of nuclear receptors and their underlying role in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Dr Mhairi Laird  Research Associate   
Dr Silvia Loureiro  Research Associate  Molecular virology, vaccine development for infectious diseases, baculovirus, infuenza and foot-and-mouth disease viruses 
Dr Merce Miranda  Research Assistant  Lipid metabolism in obesity and type 2 diabetes 
Dr Leonardo Moraes  Research Fellow   
Dr Andrea Monteagudo  Research Associate  Impact of Dietary-Iron on Human Gut Microbiota 
Dr Nicoletta Nicolaou  Research Assistant   
Dr Deepa Paliwal Research Associate   
Dr Rekha Rana Research Associate   
Dr Malarvizhi Ramesh  Research Fellow   
Dr Junyuan Ren  Research Fellow   
Dr Bajuna Salehe Research Associate 
Dr Arvind Salunkhe  Research Associate  Impact of dietary-iron on human gut microbiota
Dr Parvathy Sasikumar  Research Associate   
Dr Kirk Taylor  Research Associate  Biochemical, biophysical, cell isolation and culture, functional, imaging, in vivo and molecular assays 

Emeritus and visiting professors
Name Position  Research interests
Professor Dominic Behan Visiting Professor
Professor Emeritus Philippa Darbre    Oncology, biomedical sciences 
Professor Philip Lowry (Emeritus)
Professor Peter J Parker  Visiting Professor   
Professor Alastair D Reith Visiting Professor  
Professor Peter Sugden (Emeritus)

Visit our School of Biological Sciences staff page for senior management team, administrative staff and technical support staff contact details.

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