Huanhuan joined our Lab in March 2021 from FMI (Switzerland) where she was a post-doc for 3 years. To find out about Huanhuan's work click here.
Chuanxin joined us in January 2021 from Purdue University (USA) where he was a post-doc. Chuanxin has a background in Chemical Engineering and Technology. To find out about Chuanxin Chen's work click here.
Mingyue joined our Lab in April 2021 from Tongji University where he performed PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Gao Shaorong. To find out about Mingyue's work click here.
Lab Manager/Personal Assistant
Xudan joined our lab in September 2022.
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)
Wei 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)
Xinggu joined our Lab in November 2022. She did her Masters at the the Imperial College
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 work click here.
Former Lab Members
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 work click here.
Lawrence was a MRC funded PhD student. In 2022 Lawrence joined Professor Nichols's lab at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh as postdoctoral researcher. To see Lawrence's work click here.
Sergey Gladkov (Siarhei Hladkou)
Sergey was a Darwin Trust of Edinburgh funded PhD student (2019). Sergey moved to Sweden to become a postdoctoral researcher at Lund University.
Elsa was a PhD student enrolled in the Graduate Program in the Areas of Basic and Applied Biology (GABBA) from the University of Porto, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal). In 2019 Elsa moved to industry to became a Research Scientist at Charles River. To see Elsa's work click here.
Hannah was a MRC funded PhD student (2018). Hannah was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie and Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships when moving to Professors Elly Tanaka's lab and Nicola Elvassore's lab (joint post-doc) at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (Vienna/Austria) and at University College London respectively. To see Hannah's work click here.
Katie was a Clinical School PhD program student. After PhD (2017) Katie went back to Medical School to complete her medical degree. To see Katies's work click here.
Alex was a Darwin Trust of Edinburgh funded PhD student. Alex was awarded the prestigious EMBO and Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowships when moving to Prof Kristian Helin’s lab at the Sloan Kettering Institute (USA) in 2014. Alex is now a principal Investigator at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. To see Alex's work click here.
Moyra was a Wellcome Trust-Stem Cell PhD Programme student. She moved to Dr Robert Schneider's laboratory in Strasbourg as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 2014. To see Moyra's work click here.
Rodrigo was a PhD student enrolled in the PhD program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine (PDBEB) from the University of Coimbra, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal). In 2014 Rodrigo started a career in Industry and is currently the Director of Research at Mogrify. To see Rodrigo's work click here.
Anouk van Oosten
Anouk was a BBSRC funded PhD student (2012). Anouk moved to the Netherlands to become a Clinical Research Associate. To see Anouk's work click here.
Thor was a Wellcome Trust-Stem Cell PhD Programme student (2012). Thor was awarded the prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowship when moving to Professor Rudolf Jaenisch lab at the Whitehead Institute, MIT, US. Thor is now a Principal Investigator at Washington University, US. To see Thor's work click here.
Ornella was a PhD student in the Silva Lab, co-supervised with Professor Austin Smith. In 2011 Ornella moved to Professor Douglas Melton lab, Harvard, USA for post-doc work. To see Ornella's work click here.
Aaron was a Marshall Scholarship Master's student. To see Aaron's work click here.
Tim was an Erasmus funded Master's student. In 2016 Tim joined the Wellcome Trust - Stem Cell PhD Programme. To see Tim's work click here.
Mariana was an Erasmus funded Master's student. In 2017 Mariana joined Dr. Justin Crocker's lab at the EMBL in Heidelberg as a PhD student. To see Mariana's work click here.
Imogen was a Research Assistant working with Yael and Lawrence (2019-2020). In October 2020 Imogen started MPhil studies in Biological Science at the Physiology, Development and Neuroscience department at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel was a Research Assistant working with Lawrence (2019-2020). In 2020 he joined the Wellcome Trust-Stem Cell PhD Programme at the University of Cambridge.
Charlotte was a Research Assistant working with Yael (2014-2017). After three years she joined the lab of Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz to undertake her PhD studies. To see Charlotte's work click here.
TY was a Research Assistant working with Yael and Hannah (2014).
Lab Manager/Personal Assistant
Tan Xiao October 2020- December 2021 Chinese
Huang Li April 2022-July 2022 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