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Scientist profiles Read about the career highlights, daily activities and future ambitions of some of the MRC-funded scientists.




Alex Brand
Senior Research Fellow and MRC New Investigator at the University of Aberdeen
Alex Gould
Group leader in the developmental neurobiology programme at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), London
Amy Foulkes
A dermatologist and fellow on the North West England MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Andy Blanchard
Director of external discovery at GlaxoSmithKline
Christine Ecker
Lecturer in neuro-imaging at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London
David Stephens
MRC senior non-clinical fellow at the University of Bristol
Diana Gibb
Professor of epidemiology and consultant paediatrician at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
Doug Turnbull
Professor of neurology at the University of Newcastle and director of the Lifelong health and Wellbeing Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality
Emily Davies
MRC industry CASE student at the University of Bristol
Eve Johnstone
Assistant university principal for mental health research and development at the University of Edinburgh
George Davey Smith
Director of the Children of the 90s cohort study and the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (MRC CAiTE) at the University of Bristol
Giovanna Mallucci
Programme leader and professor of neuroscience at the MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester
Graham Clarke
Chief executive of ImmBio, Cambridge
Greg Winter
Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge and Former Deputy Director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Recipient of the MRC Millennium Medal 2013.
Hashim Ahmed
MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow at University College London and Clinical Lecturer in Urology at University College London and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
Hind Khalifeh
MRC population health scientist fellow at University College London
Ian Douglas
MRC methodology research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Iain McNeish
MRC senior clinical fellow at Barts and The London School of Medicine
Jennifer Crinion
MRC clinician scientist fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
John O’Brien
Research support scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge
Julie Williams
Professor of neuropsychological genetics at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff
Katie Buston
Senior investigator scientist at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), Glasgow
Keisuke Kaji
Group leader of the biology of reprogramming group at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Lindsay Hogg
Senior Investigator Scientist in the Understandings and Uses of Public Health Research programme
Lizzy Day
MRC PhD student at the University of Cambridge
Martin Birchall
Professor of laryngology and ear, nose and throat surgeon, University College London
Marion Henderson
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow
Matt Cairns
Research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Matt Jones
MRC senior non-clinical fellow at the University of Bristol
Matt Reeves
Career development fellow at the University of Cambridge
Mina Ryten
MRC fellow with a Special Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at the Institute of Neurology, University College London
Nathan Davies
Lecturer in biochemistry at the Institute of Hepatology, University College London
Nicky Welton
MRC methodology research fellow at the University of Bristol
Nigel Davies
MRC-funded clinical scientist at the University Hospital, Birmingham
Nigel Minton
Professor of applied molecular microbiology at the University of Nottingham
Peter Andrews
Professor of Biomedical Science and co-director of the Centre for Stem Cell Biology at the University of Sheffield
Peter Henriksen
Clinician researcher and consultant cardiologist at the Edinburgh Heart Centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Phil Quirke
Yorkshire Cancer Research Centenary Chair of Pathology and honorary consultant at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine
Philip Bath
Stroke Association Chair and Head of Stroke Medicine, and Acting Head of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the University of Nottingham
Philip Cohen
Director of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit 1990–2012. Director of the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy 1998–2012. Recipient of the MRC Millennium Medal 2013.
Qing-Jun Meng
MRC Career Development Award Fellow at the University of Manchester
Rebecca Fitzgerald
Group Leader (Tenure Track), MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchison-MRC Research Centre
Richard Emsley
MRC fellow with a Career Development Award in Biostatistics at the University of Manchester
Robert Clarke
Reader in epidemiology and public health research medicine at the Clinical Trials Service Unit (CTSU), Oxford
Robin Ali
Professor of human molecular genetics at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Rodrigo Moreno-Serra
MRC Early Career Fellow in the Economics of Health, Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London
Ruth Loos
Group leader of the aetiology of obesity programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge
Steve Brown
Director, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell
Tamara Hirsch
MRC industry CASE student at King’s College London
Vincenzo (Enzo) Cerundolo
Group leader of the tumour immunology programme and associate director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford
Zam Cader
Clinician scientist at the MRC Functional Genomics Unit, Oxford