Dr Helen E Jones
After gaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences, I undertook my Ph.D. in Cell Biology in the Department of Zoology in Cardiff University, where I investigated the role of programmed cell death occurring during the metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster.
Several postdoctoral positions later, which encompassed the areas of toxicology, prostate cancer and cell imaging, I returned to the field of cancer research, gaining an AstraZeneca funded position in the Tenovus Centre for Cancer Research in the Welsh School of Pharmacy in Cardiff University. This position lasted 7 years, where I elucidated the mechanisms of de novo and acquired resistance to novel ‘intelligent’ anticancer therapies which target growth factor receptors and their signalling transduction cascades.
I subsequently joined the School of Biosciences as a Professional Tutor and I am extending my areas of interest into pedagogic topics. To this end, I have recently become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.