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DR. SARAH AITKEN

Group Leader

Sarah Aitken is a Group Leader and Clinician Scientist at the MRC Toxicology Unit (University of Cambridge) and Honorary Consultant Pathologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. 

She trained in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, with an intercalated BMedSci in Experimental Pathology and postgraduate MSc in Translational Medicine. She undertook a mixed experimental-computational PhD at the CRUK Cambridge Institute, followed by an EMBO bioinformatics fellowship at the IRB Barcelona. She then completed her Histopathology training in Cambridge as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and subsequently NIHR Clinical Lecturer. Sarah joined the MRC Toxicology Unit in 2021 to start her first independent research group.

Follow: @S_J_Aitken

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DR. CLAUDIA ARNEDO PAC

Postdoc

MRC

Claudia Arnedo Pac is a postdoctoral researcher in computational biology.

Claudia undertook her PhD in Biomedicine and Bioinformatics with Prof. Núria López-Bigas at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona, Spain.

Prior to that, Claudia completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedicine (University of Barcelona) and Masters in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain).

Follow: @clarnedo

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DR. JOSE COELHO-LIMA

Postdoc

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow

Jose Coelho-Lima is an Academic Clinical Fellow in histopathology at the University of Cambridge with an interest in cardiothoracic pathology. 

He undertook his medical education at the Federal University of Maranhao (Brazil), as well as an intercalated degree and PhD in molecular cardiology at Newcastle University. 

Jose's research project is using artificial intelligence to analyse whole-slide imaging/digital pathology of non-small cell lung cancer.

His ambition is to combine expertise in histopathology, molecular, and digital analyses to improve our understanding, diagnosis, and risk stratification of lung and heart diseases.

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HASHIM AHMED NUR

PhD student

MRC

Hashim Ahmed Nur is a PhD student at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge. In his PhD, he is exploring the molecular and genomic responses to DNA damaging agents in the context of liver toxicity.  


Prior to commencing his PhD, he completed a Masters by research in cancer biology at Imperial College London where he carried out two distinct research projects. 

Hashim’s research interests include drug development and how targeted therapies can be used to overcome chemotherapy resistance in the treatment of cancer.  

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MALINA ANGHEL

PhD student

MRC

Malina Anghel is a PhD student at the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Cambridge. In her PhD, she aims to characterise 3D liver models for discovery toxicology and pathology. 

Prior to commencing her PhD, Malina completed her Masters in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (University of Manchester) and Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences (University of Sheffield). 

Follow: @anghel_malina

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EMMA REILLY

PhD student

AstraZeneca Studentship

Emma Reilly is a PhD student at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca. 

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FRANCESCA EICHACKER

PhD student

ITTP Studentship

Francesca Eichacker is a joint PhD student with the Patil Lab

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BETH HARRI-LIRETTE

Research Assistant / Lab Manager

MRC

Beth Harri-Lirette is a research assistant in the Aitken Lab. 

ALUMNI

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DR. JOHN CONNELLY

PhD student 2020-2023

Wellcome Trust ECAT Clinical Lecturer

Next step: Assessor - Innovation Accelerator

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), London, UK

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​ÁINE MCCOLGAN

MSci student 2022-2023

Systems Biology (Part III)

Next step: PhD student

Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

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CONSTANTIJN SCHARLEE

Medical student, Summer Internship 2023

KU Leuven, Belgium

Next step: Medical school 

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