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 received a CRUK research career development and moved in April 2012 to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh to start the lab and study the molecular basis for motors in cell division. Since August 2018, she is Wellcome Senior Fellow. In 2019, she was also selected as an EMBO Young investigator. Her lab uncovers mechanisms of microtubule-based molecular transport and how cargos, motors and tracks cooperate to build cellular structures and ensure correct cell function.
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.
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 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.
Enthusiastic Eastbio PhD student
Ben did his undergraduate degree at Durham University, graduating with a First class degree and joined the lab as an eastbio student for the next 4 years!
Patient Precision Medicine PhD student
Thomas did his M. Biochemistry at the University of Manchester. He is on the Precision Medicine PhD program and his second supervisor is Joe Marsh.
Gaetan did his Masters in Grenoble at the Institut de Biologie Structurale. He then moved to Scotland to pursue his PhD in Structural Biology of Ion Channels at Starthclyde University. He has joined the lab to study tubulin isotypes and develop computational approaches to imaging.
Darwin Trust PhD student
Leo did his undergraduate studies and Masters at the University of Bristol. He has joined the lab in October 2019 as a Darwin student to study microtubule organization in platelets and megakaryocytes.
Past lab members
Jovana Deretic PhD student 2013-2017. Now in Elif Firat-Karalar lab.
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)
Juri Rappsilber (Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh)
Iva Tolic (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia)
Aurelie Bertin (Institut Curie)