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Stephen is from Scotland,UK and has joined Nils-Göran Larsson’s group as a post-doc where he will research the role of mitochondria in cancer.
Stephen is from Glasgow, Scotland and has joined Nils-Göran Larsson’s group as a post-doc where he will research the role of mitochondria in cancer. Some of his favourite things to do when not at work are wild camping, canoeing and karaoke.
Mitochondria are at the centre of cellular metabolism and have profound influence over cell death and signalling. As such is it unsurprising that aberrant mitochondrial processes can result in the initiation, growth and metastasis of many cancers. My research in the Larsson lab aims to better understand the precise mitochondrial processes that influence Kras-driven non-small cell lung cancer,
Stephen completed the MSc in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow which included a research project examining the role of the FOXO1 protein in lymph node microenvironment signalling in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (Supervised by Alison Michie, Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre). Following this, he completed his PhD as part of the Medical Research Council doctoral training program in Precision Medicine which involved projects at the University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh and the Karolinska Institute (Supervised by Colin Selman, Nik Morton and Joanna Rorbach, respectively). His PhD concerned the role of the gasotransmitter hydrogen sulfide in the biology of ageing and investigated this molecule in the context of dietary restriction, Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and dysregulated RNA polymerase III activity.