Fellows & Alumni

Academic clinicians with unique skill sets

In 2020, we welcomed our first cohort of MB-PhD students and Clinical Research Training Fellows.

Ryan Devlin

Ryan is a first year MB-PhD student in the labs of Dr Ed Roberts (GLA) and Dr Tak Kitamura (EDI). His project focuses on a phenomenon called myeloid skewing where immune cell production shifts towards the bone marrow. He is investigating how this affects the anti-tumour response of the immune system.
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Tian En Lim

Tian En is a first year MB-PhD student working with Dr Simon Wilkinson (EDI) and Prof Neil Carragher (EDI). His project focuses on identifying drugs that promote the anti-tumour response of the immune system.
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Lorna Stillie

Lorna is a first year MB-PhD student under the supervision of Prof Charlie Gourley (EDI) and Prof Gareth Inman (GLA). Her project focuses on the most common form of epithelial ovarian cancer. She is investigating the role of MAPK pathway – often defect in cancers this pathway can lead to uncontrolled growth.
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Mairi Treanor-Taylor

Mairi is a first year MB-PhD student in the labs of Prof Gareth Inman (GLA) and Prof Charlie Gourley (EDI). Her project focuses on one of the main types of skin cancer, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, aiming to identify drivers and therapeutic vulnerabilities for its metastasis.
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Douglas Cartwright

Doug is a clinical research fellow in his second year of doctoral training working with Prof Sara Zanivan (GLA) and Dr Rosalind Glasspool (GLA). His project focuses on the metabolic interplay between cancer-associated fibroblasts and tumour cells. Using cutting edge proteomics, he aims to identify vulnerabilities that can be exploited for therapy in ovarian carcinoma metastases.
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Michael Gillespie

Michael is a clinical research fellow in his second year of doctoral training under the supervision of Prof Owen Sansom (GLA). His project focuses understanding the response to radiotherapy treatment in rectal cancer. He is investigating the impact it has on the tumour microenvironment, in particular the immune system.
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Mark White

Mark is a clinical research fellow in his second year of doctoral training in the labs of Prof Richard Wilson (GLA) and Prof Owen Sansom (GLA). His project aims to improve the outcomes in a subtype of advanced colorectal cancer. Using a suite of preclinical models, he studies the molecular response to novel and combination therapies.
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