UCL Division of Biosciences


Senior Promotions 2018

19 July 2018

Congratulations to all colleagues whose achievements have been recognised in the most recent round of Senior Promotions.

This year has been exceptional in terms of the number of applications received and successful promotions. We proudly present a list of Divisional promotees:

Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
  • Nik Maniatis (research profile) to Professor of Human Genetics. Nik's work has delivered important contributions to the field of Human Genetics and the mapping of genes for complex diseases.
  • Richard Pearson (research profile) to Professor of Ecology. Richard's publication record has earned him the recognition as a Highly Cited Researcher for ranking among the top 1% of researchers in the field of Environment/Ecology since 2002.
  • Garrett Hellenthal (research profile) to Associate Professor in recognition of his work on constructing and applying statistical methods to infer human history using genetic data.

Department of Structural and Molecular Biology

  • Joanne Santini (research profile) to Professor of Microbiology. Joanne is well known for her work on bioremediation, notably the molecular biology of arsenate/ite detoxification. She recently played a major role in setting up MICROBIOLOGY@UCL, an inter-School community at UCL for microbiologists.
  • Andrew Martin (research profile) to Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Andrew is well known for his computational work on antibody-antigen interactions and structural effects of mutations. He has developed widely used bioinformatics resources in the field.

Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology

  • Francesca Cacucci (research profile) to Professor of Neuroscience. In recognition of her work on the neuronal basis of spatial cognition, learning and memory, with a focus on microcircuits and neuronal assemblies in the hippocampal formation, using a combination of molecular, electrophysiological, and behavioural research tools.
  • Tara Keck (research profile) to Professor of Neuroscience. In recognition for her work on understanding the mechanisms of neuroplasticity.
  • Stefan Trapp (research profile) to Professor of Autonomic Neuroscience and Metabolic Disease. In recognition of his work on understanding the role of the brain in regulation of appetite and glucose homeostasis.