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The Graham Lab - MRC Project Group

The project aims to elucidate the role of the atypical chemokine receptor ACKR2 during embryonic and adult development as well as in diseases such as cancer and virus infection.


Dr. Gillian Wilson

About Gill

"I am a Research Associate within the group working on the role of chemokines and their receptors in mammary gland development. In particular I am interested in chemokine directed positioning of immune cells and interactions between the stroma and epithelium in the mammary gland. This will provide key insights into our understanding of development but could also help us understand how inflammation is regulated and how breast cancers arise.  Previously I worked as a post doc with Prof Gordon Brown at the University of Aberdeen and completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh with Prof. Ross Fitzgerald and Prof. Ivan Morrison. In addition to science I am a big fan of running (very slowly), and dogs".

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Dr. Marieke Pingen

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About Marieke

"I am a tenure track research associate in the CRG, working on the various lines of research within Team MRC. My main interest is how cells migrate in the context of viral infection. Previously I worked on viral transmission with the Virus-Host-Interactions Team (VHIT) headed by Dr. Clive McKimmie, and my PhD was on transmission of drug-resistant HIV with Prof. Charles Boucher at Erasmus MC. 

I am currently Glasgow coordinator for Pint of Science, an international science festival bringing local science to the pub. Cat lover and keen watcher of good and bad films."

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Dr. Ayumi Suzuki

About Ayumi

Ayumi is a Research Associate in the CRG, currently funded by the MRC.

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Ph.D. Students

Samantha Love

About Sam

"My name is Samantha Love and I am part of the MRC group primarily focussing on the function of ACKR2 in several settings. I began my project investigating the role of ACKR2 in skin inflammation. As my project has progressed I have begun to focus on lung development and how ACKR2 regulated branching morphogenesis, not only of the airways, but of the surrounding vasculature. Part of my future work will also include determining the role ACKR2 plays in metastasis within the lung".

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