Dr Joanne Durgan

Subject Biology and Biochemistry
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2016


Jo is a cancer cell biologist based at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Jo graduated with a first class honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bath in 2000. She completed her PhD with Professor Peter Parker at Cancer Research UK (London Research Institute), funded by an MRC fellowship, studying the binding partners and substrates of Protein Kinase C. Her post-doctoral research was undertaken with Professor Alan Hall at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (New York) as a Revson Senior Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences, focussing on the signalling pathways underlying epithelial morphogenesis.

Jo now holds a Marie Curie fellowship to pursue her research on epithelial cell cannibalism at the Babraham Institute. In 2015, Jo received a L’Oreal/UNESCO For Women in Science Award to allow her to combine this research with raising her two young children, Jack and Lily.