Scientific Team

Our Scientific Team is a unique mix of clinicians and scientists who are working together on a combined strategy to find better patient treatments and better outcomes for our brain tumour patients.

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Mr Kevin O’Neill

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Neurosurgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

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Dr Nelofer Syed

Research Lecturer at Imperial College London (Brain Sciences Division)

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Dr Amin Hajitou

Lecturer in Cancer Gene Therapy
Department of Medicine, Imperial College London

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Professor Michael Johnson

Deputy Head, Centre for Clinical Translation, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine

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Dr Kambiz Alavian

Non-Clinical Lecturer, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine

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Mr Babar Vaqas

George Pickard Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Research team past & present: John Fulcher Molecular Neuro-oncology Laboratory

John DeFelice (lab manager), Dr Julianna Stylianou (post-doctoral scientist), Dr Nabil Haji (senior research associate)

Dr Combiz Khozoie –Senior  post-doctoral fellow (Barrow Foundation Feb 2014- Jan 2017), Tsz Chau (Wing)  – reseach assistant

Dr Ming Sun and Heidi Gibbons: technical staff for Phase I set-up

Dr Fernando Abaitua and Dr Boling Qiao: Post-doctoral fellows for Phase II development

PhD students & their projects

Julia Langer  – Corrado Grassini PhD (April 2012-Aug 2016).  Metabolic profiling of ASS-ve and ASS+ve GBM

Alexander Renziehousen  – Barrow Foundation (Feb 2014-June 2017). Angiotensin signalling in GBM : a novel therapeutic target

Richard Perryman –  MRC (October 2014-Dec 2017). The role of Nicotamide metabolism in the chemosensitivity of GBM

 

MSc project students

Alexander Renziehausen – 2013

Kevin Lee – 2013

Zeng Qingu – 2016

Jessica Preston – 2016

Aithne Atkinbson  – 2017

BSc project students

Jessica Santivanez – 2012

Charlotte Lees – 2012

Adrianna Karras – 2013

Huma Khaliq – 2013

Sophie Glover – 2016*

*Sophie obtained the highest mark for her Neuroscience BSc project undertaken in our lab and has been Nominated for the Evelyn de Rothschild Project Prize 2016. Only 3 nominations get put forward from the Dept of Medicine.