Dr Andrea Mohr

School of Life Sciences at the University of Essex

Andrea Mohr graduated from the University of Ulm in 1997. She then moved to Hanover, undertaking a PhD in the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology at the Children`s University Hospital. Her PhD was funded by a scholarship from the German Science Foundation.From 2000 to 2005 Andrea carried out post-doctoral research at the Children`s Hospital of the University of Ulm. During that time, she started working with blood stem cells. To broaden her expertise to other types of stem cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), she moved to Ireland.

During her time at the National University of Ireland in Galway, she was awarded a prestigious Health Research Board Ireland fellowship.There, she was also part of the team who were the first to develop anMSC-based cell therapeutic approach to deliver the cancer-cell-death causing protein TRAIL to tumours. Since 2013 Andrea has been continuing her work on MSC-based therapies at the University of Essex.

In 2019 Andrea was appointed as lecturer. In collaboration with other researchers at the University of Essex and colleagues from other academic institutions, she is focusing on cellular signaling in the tumour microenvironment and cell therapies. Aside from her research, Andrea is acting as reviewer for multiple journals in the cancer field. As director of the MSc Cancer Biology, she is training the next generation of cancer researchers.