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ALUMNI

Previous postdocs and students from the Arginine Methylation Laboratory

 

Moving on to new pastures, but still very much missed 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

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Dr Agnieszka Zielinska

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After completing her post-doc in the Davies Lab working on the identification of novel PRMT1 substrates in breast cancer and developing state-of-the-art in vivo mouse techniques, Agnieszka is now working as a technical manager at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Pilar Sanchez-Bailon

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Pilar identified the deubiquitylating enzyme, USP11, as a new PRMT1 substrate and has characterised a role for methyl-USP11 in the repair of double strand breaks by homologous recombination. She is now completing a second post-doc in the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin, Germany.

PhD STUDENTS

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Dr Thomas Clarke

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After completing his PhD in the Davies Lab understanding how PRMT5 regulates homologous-recombination-mediated DSB repair, Tom was awarded an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship to join the lab of Dr Johnathan Whetstine (MGH, Harvard) to work on lysine demethylases and aberrant copy number gains in cancer. He is now working in the lab of Dr Raul Mostoslavsky, (MGH, Harvard) investigating acetylation and the DNA damage response. 

Dr James Jarrold

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After completing a PhD using quantitative proteomics to understand how PRMT1 functions in breast cancer, James is now working as a post-doc at Warwick University. 

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Dr Krystian Ubych

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School of Chemisty, with Dr. Rob Neely

Krystian completed his PhD in the lab of Dr. Robert Neely and Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Trillo (University of Birmingham) and was involved in studies of DNA methylation using a combination of organic chemistry, enzyme-based methods and fluorescence imaging. During this time, I got an opportunity to explore the epigenetics of cancer thanks to collaboration with Dr. Clare Davies’ group. After a short postdoc in the Neely lab, Krystian is now a Senior Scientist at Tagomics Ltd, Birmingham.

STUDENT RESEARCHERS

Fiona Black

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Undergraduate professional training year (Cardiff University)

After studying the role of FXR1 during DNA repair, Fiona is now completing a CRUK funded PhD at the UCL Cancer Institute, London,  investigating PTEN in cancer under the supervision of Prof. Bart Vanhaesebroeck.

Hannah Rouse

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MSci Student

Since analysing our PRMT1 mass spectrometry data set, and further investigating FXR1 in DNA repair, Hannah is now an iCASE PhD student at the Barts Cancer Institute, London.

Kerianne Meadowcroft

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MRes Student

Kerianne, having completed her MRes on bio-orthogonal profiling for PRMTs, is now working as a marketing analyst at Calibre Scientific Inc.  

Zac Sandy

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MRes Student

Since his delve into PADI enzymes and citrullination, Zac is at the lab of Dr. Cristine Schmidt, University of Manchester completing a PhD studying ubquitin-like modifiers in the DNA damage response. 

Lisa Pfeuffer

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ERASMUS Student

Lisa developed a new way in which to capture methylated proteins for mass spectrometry analysis, and   is now completing a PhD in Munich, Germany.

James Van Hear

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MSci Student

Jimmy worked on methyl-RUVBL1 and c-Myc-mediated gene expression. He is conducting a PhD at UCL, London, working on wound healing in cancer organoids.

Sophie Cramp 

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MRes Student

Sophie also worked on methyl-RUVBL1 and c-Myc-mediated gene expression, and  is now at the University of Birmingham clinical trials department.

Wendy Allan

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MSci student

Wendy investigated phosphorylation-dependent regulation of PRMT1 activity, and is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham on the BBSRC MIBTP doctoral training programme.

Summik Limbu

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MSci Student

Summik studied RACO-1 in breast cancer, and is now a PhD student at Imperial College, London.