people

andrewAndrew McAinsh | Principle Investigator | orcid ID: 0000-0001-6808-0711

I am a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and Royal Society Wolfson Research merit awardee. Following a PhD at Cambridge with Steve Jackson and a postdoc at MIT with Peter Sorger, where I was Jane Coffin Childs Fellow, I established my lab in 2005 at the Marie Curie Research Institute and moved to Warwick in 2009. The major focus of the lab is understanding how kinetochores drive chromosome dynamics in mitosis (and also meioisis). We also love working on molecular motors and revelaing the functional features of these nano-machines. To do all this we have some fantastic on-going collaborations with the groups of Patrick Meraldi, Nigel Burroughs, Jonathan Millar and Rob Cross

murielMuriel Erent | Lab manager

...working on how CCAN protein complexes bind and regulate microtubule dynamics, and, keeping everything in the lab running smoothly... Prior to joining the lab Muriel was a postdoc in the Cross lab where she worked on Kinesin-8 motors.

murielEmanuele Roscioli | Postdoc - Wellcome

...working on Mechanical properties of kinetochore-microtubule attachments.. Prior to joining the lab Emanuele worked on kinetochores with Daniela Cimini at Virginia Tech, and on the RAN GTP gradient with Patrizia Lavia in Rome . Read about Emanuele's work here on google scholar

virVirginia Silio | Postdoc - MRC

...working on how the spindle assembly checkpoint reads out changes in kinetochore-microtubule attachment. Collaboration with Jonathan Millar

philPhil Auckland | Postdoc - Wellcome

...working on understanding how kinetochores are able to maintain their grip on dynamic microtubules. Phil was previosuly a PhD student in the lab (MRC DTP) and you can see his research here on google scholar

murielHamdi Hussain | PhD student - MOAC DTC

...working on how the Tpx2/AuroraA regulate the biochemical activities of Kif15 motor proteins - to do this Hamdi has established Mass Spec Cross-linking in collaboration with Alex Jones in the School of Life Sciences

cerysCerys Currie | PhD student - BBSRC MIBTP

...working on understanding how the spindle checkpoint signalling system works in human cells in collaboration with Jonathan Millar. Find out more about Cerys here

emmaEmma Ford | PhD student - Warwick/UHCW

...working on exploring the mechanisms of meioitc chromosome segregation in human oocytes in collaboration with Geraldine Hartshorne

charlotteCharlotte Fletcher | PhD student - EPSRC MAS CDT

...working on developing novel magnetic nanoparticles for cell biology in collaboration with Gemma Davies (UCL Chemistrty) and Rob Cross. Find out more about Charlotte here