A warm welcome to our new colleagues
We welcome our latest cohort of Academic Track lecturers who joined Biomedical Sciences in 2018. They bring a wealth of expertise and excellence in research and teaching for both the Deanery and the Zhejiang Institute in China.
Dr Paula Brunton
Dr Brunton joins us from the Roslin Institute where she was a Group leader and Senior Research Fellow. She gained her PhD in 2002 and was awarded various prestigious Fellowships during her time within the Deanery before moving to Roslin. Dr Brunton's lab will be based in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the Hugh Robson Building.
The Brunton lab aims to investigate changes in the maternal brain due to stress and whether the impact of stress exposure during development can be prevented or reversed.
Dr Gracan Michlewski
Dr Michlewski joins us from The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh to join the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine at the Chancellor's Building. Dr Michlewski obtained his PhD and Habilitation from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan, Poland. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh before establishing his laboratory at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology with an MRC Career Development Award in 2011.
The major goal of the Michlewski lab is to understand the roles of RNA-related pathways in human biology and disease.
Dr Laura O'Hara
Dr O'Hara joins us from the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, where she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and will be based in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the Hugh Robson Building. Dr O'Hara gained her PhD in 2011 from the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit.
The O'Hara lab aims to research the mechanisms by which steroid hormones such as androgens and estrogens act in the hypothalamus and pituitary to control male reproduction and testosterone production.