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Dr Rocio Sancho

People - RocioLecturer / Group Leader at the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine King's College London 
28th Floor, Tower Wing 
Guy's campus
Great Maze Pond 
London SE1 9RT 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7188 5604 (CSCRM reception) Send an e-mail 



Rocio Sancho obtained her PhD in immunology at the University of Cordoba (Spain). She completed her postdoctoral research in the Mammalian Genetics lab at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute where she specialised in studying intestinal tissue stem cells and their function in homeostasis and cancer. As a Senior Scientist in the Adult Stem Cell lab at the Francis Crick Institute she turned her interests in mammalian cell differentiation to the study of cell fate decisions in adult pancreatic progenitors and began to explore their potential to treat diabetes. From April 2017, Rocio Sancho started her independent career as a Group Leader in the CSCRM at King’s

Research interests

Our group is fascinated by the inherent plasticity of seemingly differentiated pancreatic cells and the molecular cues behind cell fate changes. My previous work uncovered a latent capacity for regeneration in the pancreas (Sancho et al, 2014-Cell Stem Cell), which could be harnessed to replace crucial insulin-producing cells lost to disease. Our main goal in the lab is to decipher the fundamental regulatory networks involved in pancreatic cell fate decisions using organoids and iPS cells, and to apply this knowledge to new strategies in regenerative medicine for diabetes.

Job opportunities

We are looking for fascinated PhD students to join the Sancho Lab that could help us decipher the molecular mechanisms involved in the generation of new insulin-producing beta cells from Stem Cells.

If interested in joining, please send your informal enquiry to

Detailed info for the PhD studentship calls can be found in these links:


If you are interested in exploring your PostDoc opportunities within the lab, please e-mail Dr Rocio Sancho


Any other vacant posts within the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine are advertised on the King's College London HireWire website

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