Jordan Raff

Jordan Raff

Jordan Raff

Tel.: 44-(0)1865 275533
e-mail: jordan.raff@path.ox.ac.uk
twitter: @JordanRaff

Jordan was an undergraduate in the Department of Biochemistry, Bristol (1983-1986), a PhD student with David Glover at Imperial College London (1986-1990) and a post-doc with Bruce Alberts at UCSF (1990-1994). He then started his own lab at The Gurdon Institute in Cambridge. In August 2009 Jordan relocated his lab to sunny Oxford, at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

 

 

Saroj Saurya

Saroj Saurya

Saroj Saurya

Laboratory Manager
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: saroj.saurya@path.ox.ac.uk

Prior to joining us in February 2010, Saroj worked at Oxforbiodynamics on development of cancer diagnostic kits and at the Jenner Institute (Oxford) on development of Malaria, HIV and TB vaccines. She spent two years at the MRC-LMB (Cambridge), studying the Egf receptor pathway in Drosophila and then three years researching Shigella Type III systems here at the Dunn School of Pathology (Oxford). She started her career as Technical sales Executive for Promega products with Hysel India (Delhi) and then product specialist with LabIndia for Applied Biosystems products in India. Saroj earned MSc in Cell and Molecular biology in 1995.

 

alan wainman

alan wainman

Alan Wainman

Post-Doc
Tel.: 01865 275531
e-mail: alan.wainman@path.ox.ac.uk

Alan did his undergraduate degree at the University Cambridge (1996-1999) and was a PhD. student with David Glover (2000-2004). He then worked as a Post-doc for Maurizio Gatti (Rome) and James Wakefield (Oxford) before joining the Raff lab in Oct 2009. He also looks after the light microscopes in the Dunn School Bioimaging Facility as part of Oxford Micron.

 

 

Zsofi Novak

Zsofi Novak

Zsofi Novak

Post-Doc
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: zsofia.novak@path.ox.ac.uk

Zsofia did her MSc degree in Budapest, Hungary at Eotvos Lorand University and completed her diploma project in DNA repair in Matthew Whitby’s lab at the University of Oxford. She is now doing her DPhil in the Raff lab as part of the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Chromosome and Developmental Biology. Zsofia is studying the dynamics of centrosomal incorporation of different proteins.

 

 

Anna Caballe

Anna Caballe

Anna Caballe

Post-Doc
Tel.: 01865 275531
e-mail: anna.caballe@path.ox.ac.uk

Anna obtained a BSc in Human Biology and MSc in Biomedical Research from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. In 2014, she received a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from King’s College London for her work in Prof Martin-Serrano’s lab on the regulation of mammalian cytokinesis by the ESCRT machinery and associated abscission checkpoint proteins. After a short post-doc in the same lab at King’s, Anna joined the Raff lab in January 2016. Her aim is to understand the molecular networks controlling centrosome assembly, mainly in syncytial Drosophila embryos. Anna is an active member of the Dunn School Postdoc Association and since January 2017 she is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College.

 

Mohammad Mofatteh

Mo Mofatteh

Mo Mofatteh

Post-Doc
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: mohammad.mofatteh@path.ox.ac.uk

Mo graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Science from King’s College London in 2014, and he started a tour of the UK fly labs by working on Drosophila neurodegeneration with Prof Guy Tear. During his undergraduate studies, Mo also worked with Prof Daniel St Johnston at the Gurdon Institute. While at the Gurdon, Mo saw Prof Jordan Raff’s portrait on the wall and decided to do his post-doc in the Raff lab. To achieve his goal, Mo needed a PhD, so he was awarded an MRC-Cambridge International Trust PhD Scholarship in 2014 to study mRNA localisation and posttranscriptional modification in Drosophila neurons under the mentorship of Dr Simon Bullock at the LMB. Mo completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2018, and he joined the Raff team in June 2018 to study centrioles and cell cycle.

 

João Monteiro

João Monteiro

João Monteiro

Post-doc.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: joao.monteiro@path.ox.ac.uk

João obtained his BSc in Applied Chemistry and MSc in Molecular Genetics at the New University of Lisbon. In early 2018 he earned a PhD in Biology from ITQB NOVA in Lisbon for his work in the Pinho lab, focused on the molecular mechanisms coordinating the cell cycle of pathogenic bacteria. After watching a couple of microscopy videos in the Raff lab website, João decided to move to sunny Oxford in Nov 2018 to study dynamics of centrosome assembly.

 
 
Lisa Gartenmann

Lisa Gartenmann

Lisa Gartenmann

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: lisa.gartenmann@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Lisa did her BSc in Biology and Chemistry at University College Utrecht in the Netherlands. Thereafter she undertook a 9 month internship in Prof. Caflisch’s group at the University of Zurich in the field of biochemistry. She has now joined the Raff lab as a 4 year DPhil student and is working on developing super-resolution techniques to investigate centrosome formation.

 
 
 
Mustafa Aydogan

Mustafa Aydogan

Mustafa Aydogan

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: mustafa.aydogan@path.ox.ac.uk

Mustafa studied for a BA in cell biology at the University of Colorado – Boulder where he completed his thesis work in cilia field. During his undergraduate degree, he worked closely with Andreas Hoenger, J. Richard McIntosh, Natalie G. Ahn, and David M. Klaus. Mustafa carried out a summer studentship in the Raff Lab before, and he is now a member of the Raff Lab as a 4-year DPhil student, working on the functional dynamics of various centrosomal proteins.


 
Ines Alvarez Rodrigo

Ines Alvarez Rodrigo

Ines Alvarez Rodrigo

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: ines.alvarezrodrigo@path.ox.ac.uk

Ines obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences (Hons: Genetics) at the University of Edinburgh (2011 – 2015). She carried out summer internships in the Leigh Brown lab at the University of Edinburgh, and in the Lindon lab as part of the Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme 2014. She is now doing her DPhil in the Raff lab as part of the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Chromosome and Developmental Biology. Ines is studying how centrosome assembly is regulated.


 
Andreas Haensele

Andreas Haensele

Andreas Haensele

'Associate' Raff Lab member
DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: andreas.haensele@path.ox.ac.uk

Andreas obtained an MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford (2012-2016). His Master’s dissertation in Stuart Ferguson’s and Susan Lea’s labs focused on providing a structural understanding of heme d(1) synthesis in denitrifying bacteria. In 2016, he returned to Susan Lea’s lab as a Clarendon Scholar. In close collaboration with the Raff lab, he is now working on understanding centrosome assembly from a structural perspective.


 
Thomas Steinacker

Thomas Steinacker

Thomas Steinacker

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275531
e-mail: thomas.steinacker@path.ox.ac.uk

Thomas obtained his BSc in Food and Biotechnology at the BOKU (Vienna) and his MSc in Molecular Medicine at the University of Vienna. During his Master thesis at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) he specialised in developmental biology and in how miRNAs can contribute to tissue- and organ complexity. In 2016, Thomas already visited the Raff lab for a summer internship, and has now re-joined the research group for a 4-year DPhil, where he aims to further investigate the dynamics of centriolar proteins.


 
Laura Hankins

Laura Hankins

Laura Hankins

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: laura.hankins@path.ox.ac.uk

Laura completed a BA in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2016. During her degree, she undertook a summer placement in Jonathan Ewbank’s lab at Aix-Marseilles University, working with C. elegans as a disease model. Finals didn’t put her off Oxford, and she has stayed on at the university for her graduate studies. After a year of lab rotations as part of the Wellcome Trust’s 4-year DPhil in Chromosome and Developmental Biology, she settled in the Raff Lab where she is working on centriole biogenesis.


 
Isaac Wong

Isaac Wong

Isaac Wong

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: isaac.wong@path.ox.ac.uk

Isaac earned his BSc in Biochemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012-2016). During his undergraduate study, Isaac visited Taiwan thrice to work on ubiquitin and neural development in Ruey-hwa Chen’s lab. He has now become a member of Raff’s team as a 4-year DPhil student, working on centriole dynamics in Drosophila embryo.


 
Ed Rea

Edward Rea

Edward Rea

DPhil.
Tel.: 01865 275532
e-mail: edward.rea@path.ox.ac.uk

Ed graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017, with an MSci in Biochemistry and Genetics. He continued his master's work in Prof. Rita Tewari's lab for an extra year, investigating key cell cycle proteins involved in Plasmodium cell division. He has now joined the Raff lab to begin his 4-year DPhil, working to understand the dynamics of centriole assembly.