Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Lotte (CM) de Winde
Postdoctoral Fellow NWO Rubicon fellow

Lotte works on the function of Podoplanin on a molecular level using super resolution microscopy.

Dr Spiros Makris
Postdoctoral Fellow

Spiros will be working to understand macrophage populations within lymph nodes focusing on the resolution of inflammation.

Dr Yukti Hari-Gupta
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yukti is working to understand how fibroblast phenotype controls the inflammatory microenvironment in the context of anti-tumour immunity.

Research Assistants

Christa Benjamin
Research Assistant

Christa supports all of the lab projects and is currently investigating cytoskeletal dynamics in FRCs and making new cell lines for the lab.

PhD Students

Valerio Imperatore    

PhD Student (2017)

Examining the role of neuronal innervation in tumour development

CRUK funded –  Joint project with Lloyd Lab (LMCB)

Harry Horsnell        

PhD Student (2018)

Measuring tension and mechanical forces during lymph node expansion

MRC funded

Lindsey Millward     

PhD Student (2018)

Understanding the molecular signalling downstream of podoplanin

MRC funded

Master’s and Undergraduate Students

Rachel Finlay 

MSci Cell Biology Student, UCL Biomedical sciences – Dynamics of macrophage recruitment through immune responses

Past Lab Members

Dr Victor Garcia Martinez

Alex Carver

Samantha George

Valeriya Pankova

Abbey Arp

Pinar Gumus

Postdoctoral researcher – Control of conduit function in lymph nodes

Master’s student UCL Cell Biology. Podoplanin function in melanoma

Undergraduate project student, UCL Cell biology. Working on the function of LL5beta in FRCs

Master’s student visiting from University of Amsterdam. Examining myeloid infiltrations of tumours.

Master’s student visiting from Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Examining myeloid infiltrations of tumours.