UCL Division of Biosciences


Gold Lab Members

Matthew Gold

Matthew G. Gold, PhD

Matt graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2003. He completed his PhD with Professor David Barford FRS in the Department of Structural Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research in 2007. He was a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow with Professor John Scott FRS (University of Washington, Dept. Pharmacology) prior to starting his group at UCL in 2012.

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Tim Church, PhD

Tim graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Biochemistry in 2011. He completed his PhD with Professor Neil Marrion and Dr. Jon Brown at the University of Bristol in 2016, and joined the Gold lab after a year studying neuronal sodium channels with Stephanie Schorge at the Institute of Neurology. Tim is applying techniques including electrophysiology to investigate Protein Kinase A and calcineurin targeting in the synapse.


Jian Zhu, PhD

Jian completed his PhD at the University of Zurich, where he applied techniques including crystallography and molecular dynamics to develop selective bromodomain inhibitors. Prior to his PhD, Jian led an industrial team using crystallography to investigate targets including PDE. He is currently using an integrative approach to investigate the structure and function of protein complexes that underlie long-term potentiation.



Ashton Curtis

Ashton is a PhD student training on the BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Biosciences (LIDo) consortium PhD training programme. Ashton completed a MSci in Pharmacology at UCL, graduating with the AJ Clarke prize. He is focusing on understanding the structural basis of CaMKII targeting in the synapse.


Ida Lønsmann Christensen

Ida is a visiting masters student from the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology at the University of Copenhagen. She is interested in local cAMP signalling mechanisms.


Noelle Isabella Chiong BSc Project Student  2017-2018  Currently: MSci student at the University of Cambridge 
Chris Penny Postdoctoral researcher 2016-2018 Currently: Consultant with Boston Consulting Group
Chenge Liu BSc & Wellcome Trust Summer Vacation Student 2016-2017  Currently: Graduate Student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Ryan Walker-Gray PhD Student 2012-2016 Currently: Postdoc at Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (Berlin) 
Neha Patel Research technician 2014-2016  Currently: PhD student in the UCL Dept Bioengineering
Kaixin Lyu MSci Student 2015-2016  
Jamila Nayob MSci Student 2014-2015  
Yueying Wang BSc & Summer Vacation Student 2015-2016  
Helen Langley Wellcome Neuroscience Programme Rotation Student 2017  
Lucas Siemens Wellcome ISMB Programme Rotation Student 2016  
Jenna Carpenter Wellcome Neuroscience Programme Rotation Student 2015