People

Julie Welburn

Julie did her PhD in Structural Biology of the regulation of cell cycle complexes in the LMB, University of Oxford with Prof Jane Endicott and Prof Martin Noble. She spent one year in Eva Nogales's laboratory at UC Berkeley to further study mitotic protein complexes by electron microscopy. She joined the Cheeseman lab, at the Whitehead Institute and MIT, Boston, in 2008 to pursue cell biology and biochemical studies on mitosis. Julie moved in April 2012 to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh to start the lab and continues to work on cell division. She is also uncovering mechanisms of molecular transport.

 

 

 

Jovana Deretic

Determined Darwin Trust Graduate Student

Jovana did her undergrad in biochemistry in at Belgrade University, Serbia. She has joined the team to study the molecular basis for protein  regulation by phosphorylation. 

 

 

 

 

Agata Gluszek

 Rockin' Research assistant

Agata did her PhD with Hiro Okhura. She is interested in how kinesin proteins regulate microtubules and spindles in vitro and in vivo.

 

 

 

 

 

Thibault Legal

Big come back of Thibault as a Research Assistant/PhD student

Thibault did an Erasmus internship in our lab two years ago and decided to come back as a research assistant doing a PhD. Thibault is solving the mystery of how the Dam1 complex is assembled and binds to microtubules

 

 

 

 

Toni McHugh

ToniPostdoc powerhouse

Toni did her PhD at the Centre for Mechanochemical cell biology at the University of Warwick with Prof Rob Cross. She is working on the mechanism of kinesin depolymerases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past lab members

Alicja Sochai Research Assistant-now postdoc in Poland

Sarah Young Research assistant - now PhD student at the Crick Institute

Sandeep Talapatra postdoc- postdoc at UCL

Jonida Tafilaku-undergraduate -now PhD student at the MRC-LMB, Cambridge

Viktoryia Stancheva-summer undergraduate (BSCB summer studentship 2014)-now PhD student at the MRC-LMB, Cambridge

Heather Johnston-Research assistant-now research scientist at Sygnature Discovery

Innes Jarmson (Carnegie Summer studentship 2016)

 

Collaborators

Juri Rappsilber (Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh)

Tom Maresca (U Amherst, Boston)

Iva Tolic (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia)

Carolyn Moores (Birckbeck College)

Aurelie Bertin (Institut Curie)

Funding