Catherine Wilson

Dr Catherine Wilson


  • Position Fellow
  • Subject areas Pharmacology
  • School Biological Sciences
  • Department Pharmacology
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  • Department link Pharmacology
  • Phone number +44 (0) 1233 339 682

Cathy Wilson is a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology. Her research explores the use of cancer genes to develop novel regenerative therapies.

Catherine Wilson

After obtaining her PhD under the supervision of Professors Julian Sampson and Jeremy Cheadle in the Department of Medical Genetics in Cardiff University, Catherine moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to work with Dr David Adams. Catherine spent four years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sanger Institute and then moved the Department of Biochemistry in the University of Cambridge to work with Professor Gerard Evan. In October 2019, Catherine was appointed as a University Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

Catherine's work focuses on the highly pleiotropic cancer gene Myc. Myc is deregulated in the majority of cancers and plays a critical role in the progression and maintenance of tumours. To aid understanding of how Myc mediates tumour progression, Catherine has developed switchable genetic models to assess the molecular and pathological effects of switching oncogenes on and off. The insights from Catherine's work have been fundamental to understanding the forces controlling cell replication in a deregulated cancer setting. Recent findings have opened up the exciting prospect of developing novel regenerative therapeutic approaches in normally non-regenerative tissues such as the heart. 

What's on

A picture of the Item and Food donate and take during Wolfson's Freshers Week 2021

Item&Food donate'n'take 2022

18/06/2022 at 09.00

A circular economy at Wolfson. A collaboration of the Wolfson Green Society, Student Association and Interdisciplinary Sustainability & Conservation Hub.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

25/06/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Judas Tree

Festival of Wellbeing: Wolfson's Tree Trail

27/06/2022 at 10.00

A self-guided Tree Trail around the beautiful and varied garden 'rooms' of the grounds of Wolfson College.

Graduands preparing for graduation ceremony

Graduation Ceremony - General Admission

02/07/2022 at 09.30

This is the main graduation ceremony at which most undergraduate students proceed to their first degree at the end of their final term.

Wolfson Garden in spring

Festival of Wellbeing: Mindful Garden Tour

06/07/2022 at 14.00

Join head gardener Oscar Holgate for a mindful wander through Wolfson College’s tranquil gardens.