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Parsons Group

Our research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms that regulate adhesion and migration in adherent cells. Adhesion is essential for development and homeostasis but also drives pathological states such as cancer, fibrosis and inflammation. Using 3D model systems, molecular biology and advanced microscopy approaches, we analyse how receptors convert signals from the extracellular environment to control cell behaviour. Our goal is to then translate this information into defining new targets for therapeutic intervention in cancer, skin disease and lung inflammation.

Current PhD students
Claudia Owczarek
Tom Hayday
Willow Hight-Warburton
Yonis Bare 
Salwa Alhamada 
Sofia Endzhievskaya 
Irina Jahin
Grace Chan

Our partners

Medical Research Council

Royal Society

Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council

Breast Cancer Campaign