Team

Ross Cagan

Ross L. Cagan, Ph.D.

Group Leader
Regius Professor of Precision Medicine
Royal Society Wolfson Fellow
Scientific Director, Wolfson Wohly Cancer Research Centre

Professional

I am a geneticist who uses a broad palette of tools to explore disease. I have mentored ~50 students and postdocs, who are doing amazing science around the planet. 

Personal

Generating music with keyboards and...I have many guitars. Podcasts, philosophy, sports. Brilliant family including wife and two grown daughters.

 

Bojie Cong

Bojie Cong, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Professional

I am a Research Assistant in the Cagan Lab. I want to identify novel molecular targets for cancer therapy using patient-specific variants of Colorectal Cancer models in Drosophila.

Personal

In my spare time, I like watching anime, running and coffee.

 

Sindhura Gopinath

Sindhura Gopinath

Graduate student

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Box 1020;
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
USA

Professional

I am a PhD student in the Cancer Biology MTA, co-mentored by Ross and by Eric Schadt. I use computational methods and Drosophila to model the genomic complexity of colorectal cancer.

Personal

When I’m not in the lab, I dabble in photography and enjoy exploring the food and art scene in NYC. 

 

Arghyashree ‘Shree’ Roychowdhury

Arghyashree ‘Shree’ Roychowdhury, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Professional

I will be starting my postdoctoral research in the lab. My passion is to understand the underlying mechanism of tumorigenesis and the implication of signaling pathways that control the fate of cancer cells. This can be used for targeting signaling inhibitors to discover novel therapeutics.

Personal

When not in lab, I love to travel and explore different cuisine. I also enjoy reading a diverse range of literature ranging from science to general fiction.

 

Evangelia Stamou

Evangelia Stamou, M.Res.

Research Technician

Professional

I am a Research Technician within the RI Cancer Sciences department in University of Glasgow. As a recent MRes Biomedical Scientist, I provide technical skills and knowledge in the development of personalised treatment approaches for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) by using Drosophila avatar models.

Personal

I am a Netflix maniac who likes knitting and enjoys nature.

 

Teena Thakur

Graduate student

Professional

I am a first-year graduate student, co-supervised by Ross and Owen Sansom. Using multigenic fly and mouse models, I aim to understand how gene complexity impacts drug resistance in colorectal cancer.

Personal

I enjoy discussing cancer with a non-scientific audience. Occasionally you will catch me zoned-out over a cup of coffee, ruminating on some philosophies of cancer science. I love travelling and exploring new places and culture. Hiking, scuba diving or trying new cuisines are my idea of time away from science.