Fellows & Alumni

Academic clinicians with unique skill sets

The recruitment process for the 2020/21 TRACC Programme is now complete. These are our first cohorts of MB-PhD students and CRTFs:

MB-PhD students

  • Ryan Devlin - Understanding systemic myeloid skewing in cancer (with Dr Ed Roberts, CRUK Beatson Institute, Glasgow)
  • Tian En Lim - Screening for and testing druggable pathways promoting immunogenic interferon responses (with Dr Simon Wilkinson, University of Edinburgh)
  • Lorna Stillie - Characterisation and targeting of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway upregulated high grade serous ovarian cancer (with Prof Charlie Gourley, University of Edinburgh)
  • Mairi Treanor Taylor - Identifying drivers and therapeutic vulnerabilities of metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (with Prof Gareth Inman, CRUK Beatson Institute, Glasgow)
  • Erika Lo - Exploring metabolic reprogramming and neutrophil enrichment in the context of glioblastoma
  • Natalie Peckett - Defining the function of TGF-B signalling in colorectal cancer metastasis
  • Craig Smith - Developing and validating risk prediction and prognostic tools for head and neck cancer


  • Sarah Derby - with Dr Ross Carruthers, University of Glasgow
  • Alasdair Duguid - with Prof Katrin Ottersbach, University of Edinburgh
  • Ailsa Oswald (AZ funded) - with Prof Charlie Gourley, University of Edinburgh
  • Rhona Hurley - project tbc
  • Narthana Ilenkovan - project tbc
  • Alistair McLaren - project tbc



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Read more about the Research Groups working at the Beatson Institute.



Seminars 2021

Find out more about our seminars including our Distinguished Seminar Programme.