Molecular Cancer Pathology
My main research focus is the pathogenesis of anogenital epithelial neoplasia and how improved understanding of the mechanisms involved can be used to improve disease diagnosis. This involves both analysis of the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in epithelial neoplasia, particularly of the female genital tract, and the development of optical imaging for the early detection of epithelial neoplasia. I have a long-standing optical imaging collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy in St Andrews, which focuses on technology that can discriminate between normal and neoplastic cells and tissues. I am part of the EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Imaging (OPTIMA), through which I have a collaboration with Strathclyde University, and I am also working with Edinburgh Medical Imaging. These collaborations all aim to develop novel optical approaches to cancer diagnosis. I am also part of the ovarian cancer research group (see Prof Charlie Gourley), with current projects including the molecular investigation of high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary and the characterization of endometrioid ovarian carcinoma.
Principal Investigator and Professor of Molecular Pathology of Cancer
|Lana Woolford||PhD student|
|Barbara Stanley||MD student (co-supervised with Charlie Gourley)|
|Robb Hollis||PhD student (co-supervised with Charlie Gourley)|
Cancer, gynaecology, ovary, cervix, optical imaging
Pathology, digital pathology, molecular investigation of human tissue