Elected: 2014
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Laura Machesky

Director of the Institute of Cancer Sciences

Originally from Michigan, USA, Professor Laura Machesky came to Scotland in 2007 to take up post as a MRC Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Cell Biology at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow. Before this she was an MRC Career Development Fellow, MRC Senior Research Fellow & Professor of Cell Biology at the School of Biosciences University of Birmingham since 1999. Laura's research is aimed at understanding how cells use their actin cytoskeletons to move during normal and diseased states, such as during development cancer metastasis.