People

May 2015

Current Members

Dr. Monika Gullerova

Group Leader

Monika did her undergrad in Molecular Biology at the Natural Sciences Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, followed by a Phd in Vienna with Andrea Barta at the Medical University of Vienna. During her six year post-doc in Nick Proudfoot's lab at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, she also worked in Mitsuhiro Yanagida’s lab at Kyoto University and in Danesh Moazed’s lab at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. She is now the research leader of a growing group.

Funding: MRC Career Development Award (2012), L’Oreal/UNESCO Woman in Science UK & Ireland Award (2011)

Dr. Kaspar Burger

Post Doctoral Researcher

Kaspar Burger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK. He completed his PhD in genetics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany working on human ribosome biogenesis in Dirk Eick’s lab. He joined Monika Gullerova’s group in 2013 to study nuclear Dicer function in mammals. Kaspar is interested in regulatory principles of human DICER and its impact on nuclear RNA metabolism. Kaspar was a fellow of the German José Carreras Leukemia Foundation e.V. from 2009 to 2011. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, cycling and live music. At the moment he is exploring the role of dicer in alternative polyadenylation and The role of human nuclear Dicer in DNA damage response.

Funding: MRC

Sheng Kai Pong

DPhil Student

Sheng, who hails from the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, is associated with the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP Programme. Graduated from University College London with an MSci Biological Sciences in 2016, he undertook his final year project in Prof Jürg Bähler’s lab, researching on the impact of overexpression of intergenic non-coding RNAs in fission yeast. He is fascinated by the complexity of the molecular mechanisms of gene expression regulation. During his free time, he enjoys reading and taking meditative strolls in the University Parks.

Funding: Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP and Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Stavros Dimitriadis

Research associate

Stavros is an Oxford University undergraduate originally from Greece. He's studying for a medical degree and is due to complete a B.A. in the Medical Sciences this summer. He joined the lab in May 2016 to learn research skills and work on the potential role and recruitment of cohesin in DNA damage in human cells.