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About: Daniel StJ

Biography:
Daniel St Johnston spent his early career analysing the first asymmetries in development that polarize the body axes in Drosophila. This has led him to investigate how cells become polarised, how polarity controls the organisation of the cytoskeleton and how the polarised cytoskeleton is used to target components to the correct place in the cell. Much of his current work focuses on the development of apical-basal polarity in epithelial cells and how cortical polarity factors control spindle orientation, polarized secretion and the positioning of intercellular junctions in absorptive and secretory epithelia. Daniel received his B.A. from Cambridge and his Ph. D from Harvard. After a post-doc with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, he returned to the University of Cambridge as a Wellcome Trust Senior and then Principal Fellow at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute. He is Professor of Developmental Genetics and has been Director of the Gurdon Institute since 2009.
Website:
http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/stjohnston

Posts by Daniel StJ:

Senior Research Technician

Posted by on December 22nd, 2017

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic research technician to join Professor St Johnston’s research group at the Gurdon Institute. The group works on how epithelial cells polarise using Drosophila as the model organism.   The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the fly stocks for the group and helping with research projects,[…]

Research Assistant (St Johnston group)- genome engineering

Posted by on April 29th, 2014

Salary: up to £27,004 depending on experience. Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project using CrispR-mediated homologous recombination[…]

Research Assistant (St Johnston group)- imaging

Posted by on April 29th, 2014

Salary: up to £27,004 depending on experience. Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project investigating polarised secretion in[…]