centrosome biology lab

Group Leader

fanni gergely

Dr. Fanni Gergely
Joined Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute in summer 2006
2000-2005 - Post-doctoral work at the Gurdon Institute and at the Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge University, UK
1997-2000 - PhD in Cell Biology, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Scientific officer

Nimesh Joseph

Nimesh has a first degree in Zoology from Mar Ivanios College, University of Kerala and a Master's degree in Biotechnology from Cochin University. He then embarked on his doctoral studies on bacterial DNA mismatch repair at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore before moving to the Cancer Research UK Paterson Institute in Manchester for his postdoctoral research on fission yeast mitosis. Nimesh then moved to Cambridge, investigating mammalian cytokinesis at the Gurdon Institute and is currently a Senior Scientific Officer in the laboratory. Nimesh is certified as a 'Doctor of the Ancient Order of Barking Dogs', having completed the 40 miles Keswick2Barrow walk on four consecutive years. He is a keen badminton player who has interests in politics, history and heritage, enjoys life in the countryside and wildlife.

Post-doctoral Research Fellows

Pavithra Sampath

Present: Post Doc CRUK Cambridge Research Institute
2009-2010: Post Doc at Gothenburg University, Sweden
2003-2009: PhD Biotechnology, Pune University, India
2001-2003: Masters in Lifescience, Pondicherry University, India
1998-2001: Bachelors in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry, Avinashilingam University,India

Isabel Peset Martin

My research focus is to understand spindle formation during mitosis. I am currently studying the functional relationship between the centrosome protein TACC3 and the mitotic kinase Aurora A. I did my PhD in Isabelle Vernos lab at EMBL and CRG research institute. I used frog's egg extract to dissect the function of TACC3 in microtubule stabilization. Before joining this lab, I did my Post-doc in Isabel Palacio lab at the department of zoology in the University of Cambridge where I explored the cell biology of neurons.

 

 

PhD students

Monika Puetz

2010- present PhD in Oncology, University of Cambridge, UK
2009-2010 MPhil in Oncology, University of Cambridge, UK
2006-2009 BSc Molecular Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Joo-Hee Sir

2008-present: PhD student at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, UK
2007-2008: MRes in Biochemistry at Imperial College London, UK
2004-2007: BSc in Biochemistry at Imperial College London, UK  

 

Gayathri Chandrasekaran


2012- present PhD student at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute, Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, UK
2009-2011- Msc in Biomedical sciences at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004-2008- B.Tech in Biotechnology at SASTRA University, India

 

 

Masters, Project and Summer Students

none at the moment!

 

Past members

Deborah Zyss

Hani Ebhrahimi

Current Position : Research Fellow, London Research Institute

Alexis Barr

Current Position : Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer

Tolou Golkar

Chris Stubbs

Josephine Au