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

Inger Mewburn

Kicking the can down the road: How to create research impact in seven (not so easy) steps

06/06/2023 at 17.30

We hear terms like ‘research impact’ and ‘engagement’ all the time, but what does ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ actually look like in practice?

selection of books written by Professor Inger Mewburn

Productivity workshops for researchers with Prof. Inger Mewburn aka The Thesis Whisperer

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Join Professor Inger Mewburn, also known online as the Thesis Whisperer, for one or both workshops to help increase your productivity: Getting sh!t done and Building a second brain (for writing)

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Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

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Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.