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Alexis Barr

Alexis is a CRUK Career Development Fellow.

She received her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and completed her PhD at the CRUK Cambridge Institute with Fanni Gergely. After a Postdoc with Chris Bakal at the Institute of Cancer Research, she moved to the Institute of Clinical Sciences to start her own team.


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Stephen Cutty

Stephen is a CRUK funded Research Assistant.

Stephen received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Cardiff and Masters in Molecular Medicine from Brunel University. Before joining the Barr lab he gained a range of experience in the fields of cancer, developmental and stem cell biology. On the rare occasion Stephen is not pipetting he likes to sample the finest IPAs on offer and can often be found doing a bit of crash bang wallop in the gym. Stephen likes to talk about himself in the third person!


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Betheney Pennycook

Beth is a CRUK funded Postdoctoral Researcher.

She received her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and completed her PhD at the MRC-LMCB, UCL with Rob de Bruin, where she worked on G1/S transcription and DNA replication stress.


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Lucas Morales

Lucas is an MRC-funded PhD student. He received his Bachelor degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and his Masters degree in Genetics and Epigenetics at the University of Montpellier. During his Masters, he worked on transcriptional memory and brain development using live-cell imaging.

Lucas is interested in cell cycle control and has joined the lab to decipher how molecular networks control proliferation-quiescence decisions. Outside the lab, Lucas loves to complain about London weather. He also tries to relax, but typically doesn’t.


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Fern Hughes

Fern is an MRC-LMS/EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare funded PhD student. She is co-supervised by Philipp Thomas.

Fern received both her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and her MSc in Mathematical Medicine and Biology from the University of Nottingham.


Past lab members

Alex Power (MRes Cancer Biology, Imperial) - PhD at MRC-LMCB, UCL.