Juliet Luft


I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh in Biological Sciences with honours in Genetics. I then moved to Newcastle University to do a masters of research in Medical Genetics. I recently returned to Edinburgh to start my PhD at the MRC Human Genetics Unit.

My research focuses on identifying risk mutations and mutational processes driving cancer development. 


MRes. Medical Genetics, Distinction; Newcastle University

BSc Hons. Biological Sciences (Genetics), First Class; The University of Edinburgh

Project activity

Masters research project with James Allan (Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle)

  • Evaluating STAT3 and PLCB1 as therapeutic targets for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia


Undergradate research project with Simon Tomlinson (Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh)

  • A common expression signature for mouse totipotent stem cells


Summer project with Siddharthan Chandran (Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research, Edinburgh) funded by a Wellcome Trust Biomedical vacation scholarship

  • The role of peripheral versus central remyelination in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis following immune therapy