Catherine Wilson

Dr Catherine Wilson


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

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Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

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Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

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Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

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Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?

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Lunchtime Concert: Wolfson Chamber Group

08/06/2024 at 13.30

Hear the Wolfson Chamber Group perform at this Saturday lunchtime concert.