LMCB - Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

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LMCB Group Leader, Associate Professor of Cell Biology
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Cell migration and education research

Research synopsis

Employed part-time for many years, Louise’s cytoskeleton research has contributed novel cell polarisation and cell motility mechanisms, which have featured multiple times in the scientific news. She now focuses on education research to identify the origin of the difference in scores awarded to minority ethnic and white undergraduate students (with white students receiving the higher marks). Her findings have been highlighted in Times Higher Education and Nature Magazine. Her work will help provide much needed evidence-based interventions to reduce this ethnicity award gap and consequent career progression gaps.

Louise also contributes teaching for the Division of Biosciences and the LMCB including:

  • Cell Biology Tutor MRes Programme 2010-2016
  • Major review of cell biology year 2 undergraduate teaching
  • Conceiving interventions to increase student satisfaction
  • Initiating and development of inclusive teaching, learning and assessment
  • Co-organiser of cell biology undergraduate education across year 2, teaching 200-400 students per year
  • Conceiving and development of new year 3 undergraduate module

For an example of Louise’s educational research and advocacy work, see here.

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Selected publications

Nightingale TD, et al (2018). Tuning the endothelial response: differential release of exocytic cargos from Weibel-Palade Bodies. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, doi:10.1111/jth.14218
Cramer LP (2013). Mechanism of Cell Rear Retraction in Migrating Cells. Current Opinion Cell Biology 25(5) 591-599 doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2013.05.001
Nightingale TD, et al (2012). Actin Coats and Rings Promote Regulated Exocytosis. Trends Cell Biol. 22:329-337 doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2012.03.003


UCL Awarding Gap Project
Cancer Research UK
Human Frontiers Science Programme Organisation
Wellcome Trust
Royal Society

Research themes

Race equality in Higher Education
Polarity and cell motility
Cell migration


Mary Richardson (UCL Institution of Education)
Dan Cutler (LMCB, UK)
Rob Kay (LMB, Cambridge, UK)
Tom Nightingale (Barts, UK)