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Dr Barbara Jennings
UCL Cancer Institute, Paul O'Gorman Building
72 Huntley Street
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Research Department of Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia, Barbara moved to the UK to do a PhD in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Cambridge with Sarah Bray. For postdoctoral research, she moved to the Developmental Genetics laboratory (lead by David Ish-Horowicz) at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. In 2008 she moved to the UCL Cancer Institute to establish her own research group supported by a MRC Career development Award. The aim of her current research is to understand mechanisms controlling transcription during cell fate determination and differentiation. She primarily uses development of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. 

Research Summary
Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development
Teaching Summary
MSc Cancer - lectures on Transcription (Core Module), use of Drosophila as a model organism (Molecular Pathology and Genomics Module), and supervises project students

INFN3004 Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology course - lecture on Gene Expression

Supervisor for Biological Sciences and Molecular Biosciences 3rd year Projects

Academic Background
1995 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge
1992 BSc Bachelor of Science University of Adelaide
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