Huanhuan joined our Lab in March 2021. She joined us from FMI (Switzerland) where she was a post-doc for 3 years.
Chuanxin joined us in January 2021. He joined us from Purdue University (USA) where he was a post-doc. Chuanxin has a background in Chemical Engineering and Technology.
Mingyue joined our Lab in April 2021. He joined us from Tongji University where he performed PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Gao Shaorong.
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Kexin joined our Lab in January 2022. She did her BSc at the University of Nottingham (international pharmacy) and her Masters at the the Imperial College (Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells -Novel Therapies)
Guan joined our Lab in July 2022. He did his BSc at Jinan University (Biomedical Engineering) and Masters at Jinan/Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) (Computational/Developmental Biology)
Jiahui joined our Lab in July 2022. She did her BSc at the South China Normal University (Biotechnology) and Masters at Sun Yat-Sen University (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Litao joined our Lab in October 2021, initially as Research Assistant. She did her BSc at Jinan University (Pharmacy) and her Masters (Pharmacy) a the National University of Singapore (NUS) .
Jinyi joined our lab in September 2021, initially as our Research Assistant/Computational biologist. She did her BSc at Wuhan University (Science and technology) and her Masters at the Imperial College (Data Science).
Yael is interested in the Nanog mediated mechanisms of induced pluripotency. She has been a lab member since October 2009 and was funded by her own BBSRC project grant. To see Yael's publications click here.
Former Lab Members
Lawrence studied the mechanisms of action of transcription factors in reprogramming. He joined the Silva lab as an MRC funded PhD student in October 2014 and then continued his work as a post-doc from October 2018 till March 2022. To see Lawrence's publications click here.
Chibeza was a member of both the Silva and the Chalut labs between October 2013 and June 2017. In July 2017 he started full time in the company he had previously founded, CamBioScience. To see Chibeza's publications click here.
Imogen was a Research Assistant working with Yael and Lawrence between July 2019 and September 2020. In October 2020 she started studying for her MPhil in Biological Science at the Physiology, Development and Neuroscience department at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel was a Research Assistant working with Jose between October 2019 and June 2020. In October 2020 he joined the Stem Cell Institute MRes+PhD program.
Charlotte was a Research Assistant working with Yael between October 2014 and September 2017. After three years she joined the lab of Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz to undertake her PhD studies. To see Charlotte's publications click here.
TY was a Research Assistant working with Yael and Hannah between July and December 2014.
Sergey was a Darwin Trust of Edinburgh funded PhD student from October 2015 to September 2019.
Elsa was a PhD student enrolled in the Graduate Program in the Areas of Basic and Applied Biology (GABBA) from the University of Porto between 2013-2018 and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal. In 2019 she became a Research Scientist at Charles River in Cambridgeshire. To see Elsa's publications click here.
Hannah was a MRC funded PhD student in the Silva Lab between 2012-2018. She then moved to Professor Elly Tanaka's at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna and Professor Nicola Elvassore at University College London for an interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral position in March 2019. To see Hannah's publications click here.
Katie was a Clinical School funded PhD student between 2014-2017. After her PhD Katie went back to Medical School to complete her medical degree. To see Katies's publications click here.
Alex was a PhD student funded by the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh between 2010-2013. She then did a short post-doc in the Silva lab, whilst funded by an Isaac Newton Trust fellowship. In October 2014 she moved to Professor Kristian Helin's laboratory, now at the Sloan Kettering Institute (US), as a Post-Doctoral fellow (Alex was awarded the prestigious EMBO and Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowships). To see Alex's publications click here.
Moyra was a PhD student from the Wellcome Trust - Stem Cell PhD Programme between 2011-2014. She moved to Dr Robert Schneider's laboratory in Strasbourg as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in November 2014. To see Moyra's publications click here.
Rodrigo was a PhD student enrolled in the PhD program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (PDBEB) from the University of Coimbra between 2011-2014 and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal. In 2014 Rodrigo started a career in Industry and is currently the Director of Research at Mogrify. To see Rodrigo's publications click here.
Anouk van Oosten
Anouk was a BBSRC funded PhD student in the Silva Lab between 2009-2012. Her PhD degree was awarded in 2012. She has then moved back to the Netherlands as a Clinical Research Associate. To see Anouk's publications click here.
Thor was a PhD student from the Wellcome Trust - Stem Cell PhD Programme between 2008-2011. His PhD degree was awarded in 2011. In 2012 he moved to the MIT to do a post-doc in the Professor Rudolf Jaenisch laboratory, Whitehead Institute, MIT, USA, being awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship. To see Thor's publications click here. Thor has now his own laboratory at Washington University, US.
Ornella was a PhD student in the Silva Lab, co-supervised with Professor Austin Smith, between 2007-2011. Her PhD degree was awarded in 2011. From 2011 she moved to Professor Douglas Melton laboratory, Harvard, USA to continue her academic career as a post-doc.
Aron was awarded a Marshall Scholarship and joined the Silva lab in October 2020 to study programing of stem cells into defined cell types.
Tim was an Erasmus funded Master's student in the Silva lab between March and August 2016. His Master's degree was awarded in October 2016 and he then joined the Wellcome Trust - Stem Cell PhD Programme from September 2016. To see Tim's publications click here.
Mariana was an Erasmus funded Master's student in the Silva lab from June 2016 to July 2017. She passed her viva in July and then joined Dr. Justin Crocker's lab at the EMBL in Heidelberg as a PhD student in August 2017. To see Mariana's publications click here.
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Tan Xiao October 2020- December 2021 Chinese
Stem Cell - Wellcome Trust PhD Rotation Students
Andrew Malcom October-December 2017 Scottish
Sarah Förster April-June 2014 German
Loukia Yiangou January-March 2014 Cypriot
Anna Osnato October-December 2013 Italian
Elena Itskovich January-March 2013 Israeli
Moritz Matthey October-December 2012 German
Anzy Miller April-June 2012 English
Vicki Moignard April-June 2011 English
Moyra Lawrence January-March 2011 Irish
Ana Leal October-December 2010 Mexican
Robert Fordham October-December 2009 English
Thorold Theunissen April-June 2008 Dutch
Xiner He July-August 2019 Chinese
Adam Boxall January-March 2019 English
Imogen Stockwell June-July 2018 Australian
Anastasiya Malyshava May-July 2018 Belarusian
Bryce Lim January-March 2018 Singaporean
Carolyn Rodgers January-March 2017 English
Katsiaryna Maskalenka June-July 2016 Belarusian
Aran Shaunak June-July 2015 English
Joachim Hanna January-March 2016 Swiss
Petros Fessas January-March 2016 Greek
Rebecca Lloyd January-March 2015 English
Alicia Caunter January-March 2015 English
Saeed Kayhanian July-August 2014 Welsh
Mariana Alves July-August 2014 Portuguese
Jia Yi Fong January-March 2014 Singaporean
James Patterson January-March 2013 English
Hannah Stuart January-March 2012 English
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