New Director for UCL Division of Biosciences

25 September 2013

Professor Frances Brodsky

The Faculty of Life Sciences is delighted to announce that Professor Frances Brodsky will become the new Director of the UCL Division of Biosciences in January 2014. Professor Brodsky has spent much of her career at the University of California, San Francisco working in the field of cell biology and is a world expert on the protein clathrin, a key player in intracellular membrane traffic influencing the immune response, metabolism, neuronal function and development.

Professor Mary Collins (Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences) commented:

“Frances brings with her an exemplary research record as well as strong desire to address big science questions through collaboration with other scientists. She has a clear vision for developing bioscience at UCL and I couldn’t be more pleased by her appointment.”

Professor Brodsky added:

“This is an amazing opportunity, which I’m very excited about. UCL Bioscience has an international reputation for both outstanding research and sensational teaching. In addition, there are many creative opportunities to influence science beyond the laboratory. I’m looking forward to joining such a vibrant and exciting environment for the biological sciences.”