Dr Valerie Meniel
I always had a strong interest in understanding the mechanisms that drives all the different stages of cancer. I have studied the role of the gene APC (adenomatous polyposis Coli) in various mice model of cancer (mammary, liver and colorectal). I am interested in pathway interactions and synergy with the focus of the Wnt pathway and Pik3pathway interactions. I also have used 3D organoid culture to dissect mechanisms and identify potential therapeutic intervention.
Teaching and engagement
I have supervised Nuffield A-level, CUROP and 3rd undergraduates and taken part in various Institute lab tours and cancer public engagement.