Dr Greg Brooke

Lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Greg Brooke undertook his undergraduate degree at Queen Mary and Westfield College (University of London), graduating with a 1st Class Hons in Biological Sciences. Following his degree, he joined Dr Vigushin’s Laboratory (Imperial College London) as a research associate, investigating inhibitors of RAS signalling as treatment options for breast cancer. He undertook a prestigious MRC DTP-funded PhD in Professor Bevan’s laboratory (Imperial College London), which investigated the role of androgen receptor mutations in prostate cancer development and progression.

This project generated multiple papers and additional funding from charities and industry. Following his PhD, Greg remained at Imperial College, where he started to develop his independent research career, which was supported by charity and industrial funding and a research fellowship (Martin Harris Fellowship).

In 2013, Greg took a lectureship at the University of Essex, where he has setup his own research team to develop therapeutics to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients. This work is highly collaborative and the research involves colleagues from other academic institutions, industrial partners and clinicians.