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Dr Elvira Mambetisaeva
Room 107
1st Floor Darwin Building , Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
Gower Street
Tel: 0207 679 3561
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  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

1982 -1988: continuous BSc and MSc in Medical Biochemistry, Pirogov Medical School, Moscow, Russia

1991-1994: PhD in Medical Biochemistry, Research Institute of Experimental Cardiology, Moscow, Russia

Research Summary

Academic Background

PhD thesis: Role of cholesterol metabolism in atherosclerosis.

As a postdoctoral scientist, Elvira Mambetisaeva worked on a number of research projects: the role of gap junctions in Charcot-Marie-Tooth; neural induction in Xenopus laevis, and the role of axon guidance molecules Robos and Slits in mammals. She is interested in understanding human disease development, in particular, in the molecular mechanisms of how cancer cells evade the immune system and cancer dormancy, and in pharmacogenetics. 

Teaching Summary

Programme Tutor: MSc Genetics of Human Disease

Admissions Tutor: MSc Genetics of Human Disease 

Project Lead:         MSc Genetics of Human Disease (GHD)

Module Lead:        

GENE0001; Human Genetics: Core Skills; MSc GHD

BIOL0002; First Year BSc Biosciences Core Skills

Contribute to         

GENE0006; Understanding Bioinformatics Resources and their Applications; 

GENE0008; Genomics and Drug Discovery 

BIOS0021; Science Communication for Biologists; MRes Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation

MEDC0086; Multiomics and Ethics, MSc Precision Medicine 

MEDC0015; Introduction to Applied Human Genetics, BSc Applied Medical Sciences

UCL Arena Assessor and Mentor

Teaching Fellowships

2014: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2016: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2018: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

01-AUG-2018 Senior Teaching Fellow Genetics, Evolution and Environment UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2018   ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow University College London
2016   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2013   ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow University College London
2009   Diplom Birkbeck College
1994   Doctor of Philosophy Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
1988   Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Moscow Medical Institute
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