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Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr Catherine Aiken
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: cema2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: metabolism in pregnancy reproductive aging developmental programming
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/dr-catherine-aiken/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Joy Archer
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ja331@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ja331@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Kathryn Beardsall
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: kb274@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Perinatal metabolism: impact on short term care and long term health
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Clemence Blouet
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: csb69@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Characterizing how nutrients are detected by the brain to maintain energy homeostasis
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/clemence-...
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Soren Brage
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: soren.brage@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Physical activity epidemiology
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/physical-activity
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jackie Brearley
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jcb78@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Anaesthesia
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jcb78@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Malcolm Burrows
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: mb135@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural processing in local circuits that control natural limb movements
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/malcolm-burrows
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Professor Krishna Chatterjee
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology / Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: tdw30 at medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular endocrinology; nuclear receptors and human disease
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/krishna-c...
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Anthony Coll
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: apc36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular control of appetite and obesity
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AI/Coll/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Bill Colledge
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: whc23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mammalian reproductive physiology using transgenic mice
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/colledge/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Miguel Constancia
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: jmasmc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetics in health and disease
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/Constancia.php
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: fc307@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathology
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Timothy Cox
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Metabolic Medicine)
Email: tmc12@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular pathophysiology of iron transport disorders molecular cell pathology lysosomal storage diseases gene therapy in neuronal disease
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/divisions-and-research-groups/metabolic-medicine/
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Crawford
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ac151@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Sensory transduction in the inner ear
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-crawford
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Mark Evans
Department: Wellcome Trust/ MRC Institute of Metabolic Science and Department of Medicine
Email: mle24@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Brain glucose and nutrient sensing, hypoglycaemia
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/mark-evans/
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Sadaf Farooqi
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: isf20@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms in human obesity
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Farooqi
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Walter Federle
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: wf222@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biomechanics of animal adhesion insect-plant interactions
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/walter-federle
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alison Forhead
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajf1005@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Endocrine control of fetal development and maturation
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/forhead/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Nita Forouhi
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nita.forouhi@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nutritional Epidemiology in relation to diabetes and obesity
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/nutrition
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Abigail Fowden
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: alf1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Fetal and placental physiology
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/abigail-fowden
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr James Fraser
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jaf21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Combining computer modelling and experimental work to investigate the relationship between membrane potential cell volume and intracellular ion concentrations in normal and arrhythmic hearts
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/fraser/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Gibson
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jsg1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ion and water homeostasis in red cells and chondrocytes
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jsg1001@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Dino Giussani
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: dag26@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hypoxia and developmental origins of cardiovascular health and disease
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/giussani
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Fiona Gribble
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fmg23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Signalling in the gut-brain-pancreatic axis
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/fiona-gri...
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Mark Gurnell
Department: Department of Medicine (Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology / Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: mg299@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Acquired and genetic disorders of hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid function; functional imaging in endocrine neoplasia; acromegaly
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AI/Gurnell/index.php
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Frances Henson
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: fmdh1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Intrinsic repair of articular cartilage
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/fmdh1@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Judy Hirst
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: judy.hirst@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The structure and mechanism, function and medically-relevant dysfunction, of mitochondrial complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase)
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/hirst-group
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nicola Holdstock
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: nbh10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neonatal medicine and physiology
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/nbh10@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Roman Hovorka
Department: Department of Paediatrics (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: rh347@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Relationship between insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion.  Longitudinal analysis of metabolic disturbances in Type 2 diabetes. Artificial pancreas
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/Staff/PI/Hovroka/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Huang
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: clh11@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Calcium and cellular activation processes in skeletal and cardiac muscle including mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmogenesis
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/huang/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Randall Johnson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: rsj33@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The micro-physiology of tissues and how it affects growth development and disease in mammalian genetic systems
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/rjohnson/
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Fiona Karet
Department: Department of Medical Genetics (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: fek1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Renal tubular homeostasis in health and disease
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-fiona-karet
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Arthur Kaser
Department: Department of Medicine & Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease
Email: ak729@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Metabo-genetics of autoinflammation/autoimmunity (focus on Crohn's and Still's disease). Core metabolism of the cell.
Website: https://www.citiid.cam.ac.uk/arthur-kaser/
Themes: Cancer, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr  Albert  Koulman
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: ak675@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Development of mass spectrometry for metabolomics and lipidomics
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/albert-ko...
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Edmund Kunji
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: ek@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Structure and function of mitochondrial transport proteins
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/kunji-group
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jane Ladlow
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jfl1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Small animal surgery
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jfl1001@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Claudia Langenberg
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: claudia.langenberg@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular complications
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabetes
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr L. Miguel Martins
Department: MRC Toxicology Unit
Email: lm795@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondria and cell death regulation following toxic injury
Website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/l-m-martins-programme
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Matthew Mason
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: mjm68@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Function of the middle ear in vertebrates
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/matthew-mason
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Simon Mendez-Ferrer
Department: Department of Haematology, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Email: sm2116@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell niche regulation
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/mendez-ferrer
Themes: Cancer, Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Florian Merkle
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fm436@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of neurological disease using human stem cell-derived and animal model systems
Website: http://www.merklelab.org/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sara Morais de Silva
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: slm88@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cross-talk between cell cycle proteins and metabolic pathways.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/sara-morais-de-silva
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Michael Murphy
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: michael.murphy@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Targeting molecules to mitochondria mitochondrial radical production thiol redox state and redox signalling
Website: http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/people/mike-murphy
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Andrew Murray
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ajm267@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mitochondrial physiology in health and disease
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-murray
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ken Ong
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit / Department of Paediatrics
Email: ken.ong@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Childhood obesity, growth and development, and relationships to adult metabolic disease
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/ken-ong/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Stephen O'Rahilly
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: so104@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: The endocrine control of metabolism in health and disease
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/hod/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Laura  Owen
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: lo247@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Urinary incontinence and urinary tract cancers; Wound management and reconstruction
Website: https://www.research.vet.cam.ac.uk/research-staff-directory/principal-in...
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Susan Ozanne
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: seo10@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Early life programming of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/susan-oza...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nazima Pathan
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: np409@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Pathophysiology of multi-organ failure in critical illness
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Gareth Pearce
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: gpp28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Animal health and welfare involving wildlife fish and farm animals
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/gpp28@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ken Poole
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: kp254@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Rare Bone Diseases; Imaging and Microstructural Analysis
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/poole/
Themes: Medical Imaging, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Heidi Radke
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: hr264@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Orthopaedics in cats and dogs
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/hr264@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Eleanor Raffan
Department: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Email: er311@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetics of metabolic disease, animal genetics
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/eleanor-raffan
Themes:
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Frank Reimann
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: fr222@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stimulus-secretion coupling in gut neuroendocrine cells
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/AffiliatePI/Reiman.php
Themes: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Rodgers
Department: Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre)
Email: ctr28@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Ultra-high field (7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
Website: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?ctr28
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Ron
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research)
Email: dr360@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Protein folding homeostasis in the endoplasmic reticulum
Website: https://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/staff/professor-david-ron-md-fmedsci-frs
Themes: Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Rowitch
Department: Professor of Paediatrics; Stem Cell Institute
Email: dhr25@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: CNS Development and Disease
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Milka Sarris
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ms543@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Immune cells and how they search tissues and find their way to sites of infection or tissue damage.
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/milka-sarris
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor David Savage
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: dbs23@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of insulin resistance
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/Savage/
Themes: Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Nadia  Schoenmakers
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: naaa2@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic basis of congenital hypothyroidism
Website: https://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/research/principal-investigators/nadia-sch...
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: ans48@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Placental development and function and its relevance for pregnancy success and life-long health
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/amanda-sferruzzi-perri
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Gordon C S  Smith
Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Email: gcss2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Use of statistical modeling to predict and understand causes of adverse pregnancy outcome biomarker discovery screening test placental function
Website: https://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/staff/senior-staff/professor-gordon-smith/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Teresa Tiffert
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: jtt1000@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Homeostasis of human erythrocytes in health and disease; calcium regulation in malaria-infected erythrocyte
Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/tiffert/
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ludovic Vallier
Department: Department of Surgery (Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research)
Email: lv225@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Stem cell, Liver biology and liver diseases
Website: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/vallier
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jelle van den Ameele
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: jv361@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Neural stem cell metabolism, mitochondrial disease, chromatin regulation during brain development
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/van-den-ameele-group
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig
Department: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Institute of Metabolic Science)
Email: ajv22@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of energy balance
Website: http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/PI/VidalPuig/
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Wareham
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nick.wareham@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Aetiology and Mechanisms of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders of Later Life
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabe...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Erica Watson
Department: Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Email: edw23@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epigenetic mechanism of folate metabolism during development
Website: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/watson-erica
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Women's Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Penny Watson
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: pjw36@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Liver and pancreas diseases in small animals
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/pjw36@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Alex Whitworth
Department: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Email: alex.whitworth@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Role of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases
Website: https://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/whitworth-group
Themes: Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Molecules and Cells, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Tim Williams
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: tlw27@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biology of extracellular vesicles and biomarkers of renal disease
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/tlw27
Themes: Infection and Immunity, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome

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