We are interested in how cells interact with their environment - with other cells, with the extracellular matrix, in inflammatory situations.

We currently focus on studies of human skin function in health and disease. We are interested in how epithelial cells heal wounds in healthy tissue and in conditions such as diabetes. With our collaborators, consultant Diabetologist,  Dr Ketan Dhatariya, (Norfolk and Norwich University Hosiptal; NNUH) and Dr Gerhard Saalbach at the John Innes Centre and funding from the Humane Research Trust and the UEA Innovation Fund, we are taking a new approach to study impaired wound healing in diabetes with MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry as well as quantitative proteomics We are taking a similar approach in Big C and NNUH funded studies with Consultant Plastic Surgeon/Surgical Oncologist, Prof Marc Moncrieff (NNUH) to explore the margins of melanomas.

Career history:

  • Norwich Skin Platform: Founder with Dr Damon Bevan in 2015
  • Present appointment: Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology, University of East Anglia (full-time since 2014)
  • Lecturer in Cell Biology (75% time), University of East Anglia (1997-2002)
  • Group Leader (60% time) Strangeways Research Laboratory (1994-1997)
  • Post-doctoral Associate (50% time) , Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge (1993-1994)
  • One-year career break after birth of first child (1992-1993)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University College London (1989-1992)
  • Royal Society and EMBO Post-doctoral Fellow Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France(1987-1989)
  • Ph.D. - Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge (1987)
  • B.Sc. - Cell Biology, University College London (1978)




View graph of relations

ID: 19353