I completed a PhD in virology at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK. I then did postdoctoral work in Pierre Chambon’s lab in Strasbourg, France, where I developed an interest in transcription regulation before taking up a position at the Marie Curie Research Institute, Oxted, UK, to continue working on gene regulation, both in S. cerevisiae, as well as in melanocytes and melanoma. In 2008 I moved to the Ludwig Institute, where I continue to examine the role of signaling and transcription in melanoma biology, with the aim of developing novel and anti-cancer therapies that take tumor heterogeneity into account.
Aaron B Lerner Prize, 2011
EMBO Member, 2008
Takeuchi Medal, 2005
Sendai Medical School Medal, 1999