Dr Deborah Goberdhan
Dr Deborah Goberdhan is a Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford. After her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Oxford, she developed a keen interest in biology during a six month project in the Amazonian rainforest. She then started to use genetic approaches to address biological questions, while working in labs at Harvard and MIT in the USA, before doing her PhD at the University of Kent. Her team uses the tiny fruit fly to understand how growth is regulated in normal and cancer cells. Perhaps surprisingly, many of these findings are highly relevant to human health and disease.