Dr Georgia Greaves
PhD student (Oct 2015 - April 2019)
After my undergraduate degree in Cell Biology with French at The University of Manchester, I subsequently moved to France to eat excessive amounts of pastries and do my Masters research project. I am now back in the U.K. to do my PhD in Varadarajan Lab, supported by North West Cancer research, where I am now honing the art of the Western Blotting while trying to not flood the lab with electrode buffer. Outside of science, I love going out to eat nice food, playing and live-streaming videogames and laughing at cats on the internet/ in real-life.
(1) Al-Zebeeby et al (2018), Haematologica; (2) Greaves at al (2018), Cell Death and Differentiation; (3) Milani et al (2017), Cell Death and Disease; (4) Thesis: The complex regulatory mechanisms of the BCL-2 family of proteins in cancer (2019).
Biochemical society (Chester,UK; 2016); EACR (Manchester, UK; 2016); NWCR symposia (Liverpool, UK, 2017); CSHL (New York, USA; 2017).
Dr Michael Butterworth
Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014 - 2017)
After graduating from the University of London, I had successfully and very happily maintained my status as a perpetual post-doc, previously with Prof. Gerry Cohen at Leicester and then in Liverpool to study novel therapies for head and neck cancer, thanks to the generous funding by North West Cancer Charity. Interested in how to manipulate the cell death process to aid in cancer therapy. Also, exceptionally keen on pies, books, hill walking; all things horticultural, decorative and edible, and .......did I mention the pies? They're very important!
(1) Greaves at al (2018), Cell Death and Differentiation; (2) Butterworth et al (2016), British Journal of Cancer; (2) Lucas et al (2016), Leukemia; (3) Milani et al (2016), Cell Death and Disease.
Training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, USA; 2015). NWCR symposia (Liverpool, UK; 2017)
Dr Fern Baedyananda
PhD student (Aug 2014 - June 2018)
After obtaining my BSc in biology from the University of California, Irvine, and MPH degree from Loma Linda University, I decided to leave sunny, mild-weathered Southern California for the first time. In pursuit of new cultures, uncomfortable weather conditions and studying cancer biology, I joined a PhD programme between Thailand and the UK, which brought me to Varadarajan Lab for a few months in 2016. My interests are in oncogenic viruses, and the mechanisms in which they regulate cell death. When not in lab, I enjoy being with friends, having nice meals, and especially enjoy tasting new varieties of craft beer and coffee.
(1) Baedyananda et al (2017), Intervirology; (2) Thesis : The Role of HPV16 E1 in Cervical Carcinogenesis (2018)