Professor Andrew McAinsh is Head of Division, Biomedical Sciences (Warwick Medical School) and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. Following a PhD at Cambridge with Steve Jackson and a postdoc at MIT with Peter Sorger, where he was Jane Coffin Childs Fellow. He established his independent laboratory in 2005 at the Marie Curie Research Institute and moved to Warwick Medical School in 2009 to co-found the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology.
Jonathan Millar is a Professor of Cell Biology at Warwick Medical School. Following a PhD with Enrique Rozengurt at CRUK in London and four years as a Lucille Markey fellow in the laboratory of Professor Paul Russell at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, Jonathan established his own laboratory in 1994 at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research. He moved to Warwick in 2006 to take up a Professorship in Cell Biology where his laboratory is supported by a programme grant from the MRC.
Anne Straube is an Associate Professor in Mechanochemical Cell Biology and a Lister Research Prize Fellow. She joined the lab of Gero Steinberg at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich for a PhD and then moved as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Emmy Noether programme of the German Science Foundation to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh. In 2007, she started her lab at the Marie Curie Research Institute before moving to the University of Warwick in 2009.
Email : S.A.Blakeman@warwick.ac.uk
Sally is the Doctoral Training Programmes Officer with administrative responsibility for the MRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research. She has almost 20 years’ experience of Higher Education administration.
Karuna Sampath is an Associate Professor of Biomedicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Warwick Medical School. Following her doctoral training at Indiana State University, USA with Gary Stuart, she did brief post-doctoral stints with Christopher Wright at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA (1995-1996), and Vladimir Korzh at the Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, Singapore (1997-1998). She was a visiting scientist at EMBL (host: Anne Ephrussi) in 1999, and started her independent programme in 2000 as a fellow at the Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, Singapore. She was a group leader at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore from 2002-2013.
Management Committee (Department of Chemistry)
Ann Dixon is an Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, and the Chair of Undergraduate Admissions in Chemistry. Following a PhD at the University of Kansas, USA and postdocs at both NIH and Yale University with Donald Engelman, where she was an American Cancer Society Fellow, she established her independent laboratory in 2005 at the University of Warwick. Her work on understanding membrane protein structure and folding has been supported by the MRC, CRUK, BBSRC, Diabetes UK, and the British Heart Foundation.
Management Committee (School of Life Sciences)
David Roper is a Reader in Structural Biology in the School of Life Sciences and leads the UK Bacterial Cell Wall Biosynthesis Network (UK-BaCWAN). He completed his PhD at the University of Leicester in 1990 and became an MRC Career Development Fellow in 1996 at the University of York. His work on combating anti-microbial resistance is supported by the MRC.
Department of Physics
Marco Polin is an Assistant Professor at the Warwick Department of Physics. He did his PhD at the Center for Soft Matter Research (New York University), in the group of David Grier, and then moved to the lab of Raymond Goldstein at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (University of Cambridge), first as a Marie-Curie Fellow and then EPSRC Cross-Disciplinary Fellow. He started his independent group in 2013 as he moved to Warwick.