Claire Whitworth

Staff Position: 
Project Lead Scientist (Cell Biology)
MSc in Biomedical Sciences (2011), Newcastle University
MRes in Cell and Molecular Biosciences (2012), Newcastle University
PhD in Cell Signalling (2016), Newcastle University

Claire joined the Ciulli group as a cell biologist to develop PROTAC technology as part of a collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim. She is from the North East of England and, before moving to Dundee, she trained as a cancer cell biologist at Newcastle University for 8 years. Claire has an MSc in Biomedical Sciences, an MRes in Cell and Molecular Biosciences and a PhD in Cell Signalling. Her MSc project with Dr Christopher Redfern explored the role of cyclooxygenase 2 in neuroblastoma migration and invasion. During her MRes/PhD with Dr Timothy Cheek, she investigated phenotype-specific differentiation responses within neuroblastoma populations and associated changes in the store-operated calcium entry pathway. She joined the AC-BI team to contribute towards developing an exciting new technology into a drug and therefore gain valuable experience of strategies in drug discovery and development as well as exposure to a multidisciplinary research environment. Outside of the lab she has many hobbies including reading, drawing, fitness activities, socialising and exploring the world!