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Dr Catherine Hogan 

I completed my undergraduate training at my hometown university in Ireland, University College Cork, and then went on to do a research masters in Molecular Biology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. During my PhD I changed focus to study cell biology and imaging in the laboratory of Professor Gareth Jones at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London. My thesis project described signalling from Rho GTPases to the actin cytoskeleton in macrophage migration and chemotaxis.

I joined the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology (LMCB), University College London in 2003 as a MRC postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Yasuyuki Fujita. Initially, my studies focused on the regulation of E-cadherin dynamics in epithelial cells, and later switched to understanding the interaction between transformed and normal epithelial cells. From 2011, I worked as an independent investigator scientist at the MRC LMCB, UCL. In September 2013, I joined the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute at Cardiff University as a Research Fellow.