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Around 79% of our non-clinical students have gone on to scientific research roles at institutes and universities all over the world within a year of leaving The Institute of Cancer Research. Meet some of our alumni.

Fiona Rowan

Fiona Rowan

Completion date: PhD (non-clinical) 2014

Dr Fiona Rowan was awarded her PhD in Biology and Chemistry at The Institute of Cancer Research in 2014. She is now an early-career academic scientist, pursuing her goal to one day lead her own research lab.

 

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Dan Lloyd

Dan Lloyd

Completion date: PhD (non-clinical) 1998

Dr Dan Lloyd completed his PhD at The Institute of Cancer Research in 1998. Remaining within academia, he is now the Deputy Head of School of Biosciences at the University of Kent. His research into DNA damage, and how this relates to cancer and its treatment, underpins varied teaching, research and managerial responsibilities.

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Ana-Teresa Maia

Ana-Teresa Maia

Completion date: PhD (non-clinical) 2003

Dr Ana-Teresa Maia completed her PhD at The Institute of Cancer Research in 2003. She is now the Vice-Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Algarve.

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Oliver Rausch

Oliver Rausch

Completion date: PhD (non-clinical) 1997

Dr Oliver Rausch completed his PhD at The Institute of Cancer Research in 1997. He is now Vice President Research & Development at Storm Therapeutics Ltd, a spin-out company from Cambridge University that is developing potential new cancer treatments.

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Isla Furlong

Isla Furlong

Completion date: PhD (non-clinical) 1997

Dr Isla Furlong completed her PhD at The Institute of Cancer Research in 1997. She now works as a patent attorney, specialising in advising start-up companies and academic institutes on biopharmaceutical patent issues.

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Trevor McMillan

Trevor McMillan

Completion date: PhD (non-clinical) 1984

Professor Trevor McMillan was awarded a PhD in Biophysics at The Institute of Cancer Research in 1984. He is now the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Keele.

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Timothy Yap

Timothy Yap

Completion date: PhD (clinical) 2010, Postgraduate Diploma in Oncology 2013

Dr Yap undertook a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology in the Division of Cancer Therapeutics from February 2007 to August 2010. As a Medical Oncology Specialist Registrar, he also undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Oncology at The Institute of Cancer Research, which he completed in October 2013.

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Susana Banerjee

Susana Banerjee

Completion date: PhD (clinical) 2009, Postgraduate Diploma in Oncology 2010

Dr Susana Banerjee completed her PhD and second year of her Postgraduate Diploma in Oncology at the ICR, and is now a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden. She continues her research collaborating with the ICR and is the lead for clinical and translational trials in gynaecological cancers.

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Tim Eisen

Tim Eisen

Completion date: PhD (clinical) 1995

Professor Tim Eisen completed his PhD in 1995 at the Marie Curie Research Institute in association with the Institute of Cancer Research. He is currently Head of Oncology Early Clinical Development at AstraZeneca and Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Cambridge. His special interests are the treatment of melanoma, lung and kidney cancers.

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