The Gergely Lab

Lab members

IMG_1196Our retreat in May 2016

Nimesh Joseph Principal Scientific Associate

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 22.40.21Nimesh has a first degree in Zoology from Mar Ivanios College, University of Kerala and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Cochin University. He then embarked on his doctoral studies on bacterial DNA mismatch repair at the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore before moving to the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute for his postdoctoral research on fission yeast mitosis. Nimesh then moved to Cambridge, investigating mammalian cytokinesis at the Gurdon Institute and is currently a Principal Scientific Associate in the laboratory at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He ‘tries’ to be a jack of all trades with a special interest in genome engineering, especially using the CRISPR/Cas9 method. Nimesh is certified as a ‘Doctor of the Ancient Order of Barking Dogs’, having completed the 40 miles Keswick2Barrow walk on four consecutive years. He is a keen badminton player who has interests in politics, history and heritage, enjoys life in the countryside and wildlife.

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Julia Haefner Postdoctoral Fellow (DFG Fellow)

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Julia studied Biology at the University of Konstanz and received her degree in 2009. During her Master-studies she became interested in regulation of motor proteins during mitosis. Therefore Julia continued working in the lab of Thomas U. Mayer at the University of Konstanz to study the regulation of the mitotic kinesin Kif18A and its role in chromosome movement. In March 2015, she received her PhD from the University of Konstanz and joined our lab in April 2015.


Daphne Huberts Postdoctoral Fellow (Rubicon Fellow)

Valentina Quarantotti PhD student

Lovorka Stojic Postdoctoral Fellow 

Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 19.12.07I have obtained my undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Science in Zagreb (Croatia). After four great years in Switzerland where I got my PhD from (IMCR, University of Zurich), I did my first postdoc in Italy (Dulbecco Telethon Institute) studying the
mechanisms of gene regulation.
This EMBO fellowship introduced me into the amazing field of epigenetics. My current research interest is to understand how noncoding RNAs regulate gene expression in the context of cell division by using genomic approaches coupled with computational, functional and cell biology.

Péter Tátrai Postdoctoral Fellow 

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