Ladomery Lab RNA Biology Group


Ladomery Lab Team Members
Southwest UK RNA Club

Lab Members

CURRENT MEMBERS

Dr Sean Porazinski (Post-doctoral Research Fellow 2016-2018). Targeting the ERG oncogene through splicing. Funded by Prostate Cancer UK.

Tareq Belali (PhD student, Director of Studies). Regulation of expression of the splice factor kinase SRPK1.

Layla Al-Hijab (PhD student, Director of Studies). Role of the CrGRP RNA-binding protein in stress adaptation in Chlamodymonas reinhardtii.

Samantha Jumbe (PhD student, Director of Studies). Function and regulation of ERG splice isoforms.

Chigeru Wodi (PhD student, Director of Studies). Targeting splice factors in leukemia.

Simon Uzor (PhD student, Director of Studies). Effects of dietary factors on the alternative splicing of genes involved in prostate cancer.

Sherina Muerden (Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science student, Director of Studies). Genotypic profiling of inherited platelet disorders.

Susan Davey (Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science student, Director of Studies). A novel genotyping approach to improve transfusion support for patients with HLA and or HPA alloantibodies.

Sephora Aquilina (Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science student, Director of Studies). Development of in vitro long term cultures of erythroblasts for transfusion purposes.

PAST MEMBERS

Past post-doctoral researchers:

Dr Laura Gonzalez-Macia (Post-doctoral Research Associate 2015). Development of a prototype microRNA nanosensor.

Dr Shavanthi Rajatileka (Post-doctoral Research Associate 2014). ERG and its splice isoforms in prostate cancer.

Dr Rachel Hagen (Post-doctoral Research Associate, 2010-2014 ). ERG and its splice isoforms in prostate cancer.

Dr Karen Brakspear (Collaborator; Post-doctoral Research Associate based at the University of Bristol, 2011-2014). Regulation of alternative splicing of VEGF.

Dr Veronica Chedea (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2010). The effect of polyphenolics on alternative splicing in prostate cancer.

Dr Jeanette Woolard (Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellow, 2007-2009). Regulation of alternative splicing of VEGF.

Dr Coralie Hoareau-Aveilla (Fondation Recherche Medicale postdoctoral fellow, 2008). Regulation of alternative splicing of VEGF.

Dr Avril Morrison (post doctoral researcher funded by AICR, 2002-2005). Posttranscriptional roles of WT1.

Dr Sudhanshu Mardikar (post-doctoral researcher funded by United Bristol Healthcare Trust, 2006). Expression of WT1 in neuroblastoma.

Past PhD students (Director of Studies):

Dr Becky Viney (PhD student, funded by HEFCE, 2003-2006). Role of WT1 in podocyte differentiation.

Dr Elianna Amin (PhD student, funded by HEFCE 2006-2009). Alternative splicing of VEGF; WT1/VEGF connection.

Dr Patricia Adamo (PhD student, 2009-2012). TMPRSS2/ERG fusions and splice isoforms in prostate cancer.

Dr Emma Nkwam (PhD student, 2010-2015). Alternative splicing of HER2 in breast cancer.

Dr Oana Ciuzan (PhD student, Director of Studies, based at USAMV, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2011-2014). Function of the glycine-rich RNA-binding proteins in plant stress responses.

Dr Anthony Poles (Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science student, Director of Studies, 2008-2013). Genotypic profiling of inherited platelet disorders.

Stephanie Wilton (PhD student, 2008-2011). Expression and function of the splice isoforms of rhBG and rhCG.

Marina Batistuti (visiting PhD student from Brazil). Development of a microRNA biosensor.

Elizabeth Bowler (PhD student, Director of Studies). Effects of tumour hypoxia on the alternative splicing of cancer-associated genes.

Hanan Alabouh (PhD student, Director of Studies). Targeting splice factors in leukemia.

Past PhD students (second supervisor):

Dr Athina Mavrou (PhD student based at www.mvrl.org, second supervisor, 2010-2013) . Regulation of alternative splicing through SRPK1.

Dr Zoe Wang (PhD student based at Southmead Hospital Bristol, second supervisor). Alternative splicing of AR and IR in prostate cancer.

Dr Dawid Nowak (PhD student funded by BHF, 2005-2008). Regulation of alternative splicing of VEGF.

MSc and BSc students:

Dr Fabian Schmidt (Visiting Researcher from Bielefeld University), funded by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service, 2006/7). Association of atGRP7/8 with mRNP complexes.

Lindsey Shepperd (Work placement Research Assistant, 2006/7).

Suzanne Ali-Hassan (Work placement Research Assistant, 2007/8).

Aline Marnef (Nuffield Undergraduate Bursary student, 2005).

Nikol Gasmanova (visiting researcher from Olomouc University, supported by an Erasmus exchange programme, 2006).

Goo Matsumura; Eleni Loucaides, Alison Godfrey, Maria Theodoridou, Melanie Hall, Susan Duncan, Kathleen Brosnan, Oluwatosin Akingboye, Shaikha al-Harthi and Hanan Alabouh, Mikaella Kapetaniou, Khang Nguyen, Pankaj Musale, Panagiota Zorzou (past MSc students).

Mark Screen; Michelle Pelling; Alec Bartle; Azeem Arshad; Lisa Perkin; Sandip Kumar; Julia Wells; Nic Fisher; David Corney, James Allen, Steven Johnson; Lewis Higgins; Georgina Coade; Aline Marnef, Minttu Kansikas, Lia de Faveri, Lindsey Shepperd, Charlotte Oakley, Daniel Morse, Rubina Gurung, Filipa Machado, Christopher Brimson, Samantha Walker, Revayi Maburutse, Bethany Carrol, Steven Burt, James Cooper, Fay Davidson, Shayalini Wignarajah, Greg Barnard, Samuel Myer, Kimberley Hanley, Eleanor Williams, Elizabeth Bowler, Anh To Nguyen, Adam Draper, William Leung, Silvia Pregnolato, Laura Trotter, Kimberly Ally, Behrad Zarandi, Cerys Phillips, Oppah Kuguyo, Rosemary Duffin, Naomi Walmsley, Panchami George, Connor Dawson, Nicholas Monks, Michael Cooke, Ryan Frankum, Loc Nguyen, Ben Campbell, Arami Mohamed, Jody Sloan, Robert Eves (past BSc students).