Matt graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD with Professor David Barford in the Department of Structural Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research. He was a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow with Professor John Scott FRS (University of Washington, Dept. Pharmacology) prior to starting his group at UCL.
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.
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.
Ryan is a PhD student on the Wellcome Trust Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) training programme. Ryan completed his BSc at the University of Surrey and a MSc at Imperial College London. He is currently investigating the functions of adenylyl cyclases in synaptic plasticity by using various protein expression systems coupled with chemical crosslinking and mass spectrometry.
Ben is a PhD Student on the BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral training programme (LIDO). Previously he completed an MRes in Brain Sciences at UCL, and a Biomedical Science BSc at KCL. Supervised jointly with the Farrant/Cull-Candy Lab, his work focuses on how post-translational modification of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors and auxiliary proteins alter channel behaviour.
Sunny is studying on the UCL MRes Synthetic Biology course. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London, and has interned at the University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. Sunny is interested in neuroscience including neurodegenerative disorders. She is currently using optical techniques to investigate the role of cAMP-dependent protein kinase in the brain.
Sindri is studying for an MSc in Neuroscience at UCL. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Reykjavik University. Sindri is interested in molecular and systems neuroscience. He is currently applying a novel synaptic labelling method to investigate neuronal connectivity in collaboration with the Macaskill lab.
|Cecilie Saarinen||Visting Masters student from the University of Copenhagen||2019-2020||Novo Nordisk|
|Denis Yuan||MSci Pharmacology||2019-2020||UK Biocentre|
|Yuelin Luo||MRes Synthetic Biology||2019-2020||PhD student at EPFL (Lausanne)|
|Ida Lonsmann Christensen||Visting Masters student from the University of Copenhagen||2018-2019||Industrial PhD student at Nordic Bioscience|
|Danial Rahami-Farahani||IBSc Student||2018-2019||Completing medical studies at UCL|
|Jian Zhu||Postdoctoral researcher||2018-2020|
|Noelle Isabella Chiong||BSc Student||2017-2018||PhD student at KCL|
|Helen Langley||Wellcome Neuroscience Programme Rotation Student||2017||PhD student at the Institute of Neurology|
|Chris Penny||Postdoctoral researcher||2016-2018||Boston Consulting Group|
|Chenge Liu||BSc & Wellcome Trust Summer Vacation Student||2016-2017||PhD Student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|Lucas Siemons||Wellcome ISMB Programme Rotation Student||2016||Research fellow at ENS|
|Yueying Wang||BSc & Summer Vacation Student||2015-2016||MSc student in Medical Anthropology|
|Kaixin Lyu||MSci Student||2015-2016|
|Jenna Carpenter||Wellcome Neuroscience Programme Rotation Student||2015||Postdoc at the Institute of Neurology|
|Neha Patel||Research technician||2014-2016||PhD student in the UCL Dept Bioengineering|
|Jamila Nayob||MSci Student||2014-2015||Senior Associate at PwC|
|Ryan Walker-Gray||PhD Student||2012-2016||Postdoc at Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (Berlin)|
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