LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


Research support

The LMCB has a Laboratory Support Team that includes a laboratory manager and deputy, a stores manager and five laboratory assistants. The laboratory manager and deputy provide advice and support for laboratory health and safety, and assist research groups on the preparation and submission of notifications and risk assessments required for their research.
Services include:
  • maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment
  • maintenance of cryo-banks
  • provision of laboratory gas supplies and de-ionised water  
  • 24-hour monitoring of ultra-low temperature freezers
  • waste collection and autoclaving
  • laboratory plastic/glassware washing
  • sterilisation and media preparation
Core facilities and equipment include:
  • two primary tissue culture labs
  • dedicated radio-isotope laboratory
  • multi-use ACDP Biohazard Category 2 virus laboratory
  • state-of-the-art general lab equipment

Administrative support

The Administration Team provides a variety of support services including:
  • scientific conference and event support
  • visiting staff and student registration
  • financial management of research grants and other budgets
  • human resources guidance and advice
  • internal and external communications
  • PhD programme support


Administrative Services
Claire Hebblethwaite (Head of Administration)
Rachel Hamilton (PA for Director)
Giorgia Siriaco (Scientific Coordinator)
Julie Fritz (Senior Finance Officer)
Lucy Newman (Studentship/Administrative Manager)
Levina Oppong (Receptionist)
Laboratory Management
Priya Madhou (Laboratory Manager)
Valentina Senatore (Deputy Laboratory Manager)
IT Support
Fabrice Ducluzeau (IT Head)
Mohammed Bulbulia (IT Officer)
Research Support
Usman Mamsa (Stores Manager)
Cordelia Ugwu (Laboratory Attendant Coordinator)
Chris Chigbo (Laboratory Attendant)
Godwin Okafor (Laboratory Attendant)
Mary Price (Laboratory Attendant)
Michelle Sheahan (Laboratory Attendant)