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Former Members

Dr Heidi Koldsø
Finished her PostDoc in 2015. Now a PostDoc at DEShaw Research.

Dr Prafulla Aryal
Finished his PostDoc in 2016. Now looking for exciting openings in the US.

Dr Chen Song
PostDoc until 2016. Now setting up his own lab in China.

Dr Antreas C. Kalli
Completed his DPhil in 2013. Worked as a PostDoc until 2016. Now a Research Fellow at Leeds University

Dr Jean Helie
Completed his DPhil in 2015

Dr Jemma Trick
Completed her DPhil in 2015. Currently working as a PostDoc for Dr. Chris Lorenz at Kings College London.

Dr Philip W Fowler
Worked as a postdoc. Left in March 2016. Currently working in Modernising Medical Microbiology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Personal website and blog

Dr Firdaus Samsudin
Completed his DPhil in 2015. Currently working as a PostDoc for Dr. Syma Khalid at the University of Southampton.

Dr Caroline Dahl
Completed her DPhil in 2015. Now is part of a Clinical Innovation Fellowship in Stockholm.

Dr David Shorthouse
Completed his DPhil in 2014. Currently working as a PostDoc for Dr. Ben Hall at Cambridge University.

Dr Lukas Stelzl
Completed his DPhil in 2014. Currently working as a PostDoc for Dr. Gerhard Hummer at The Max Plank Institute of Biophysics.

Dr Mickael Lelimousin
Worked as Postdoctoral Researcher (April 2010 - Dec 2014). Now working at CNRS, Grenoble.

Dr Rilei Yu
Worked as PostDoc. Left in 2014.

Dr Pragya Chohan
Completed her DPhil in 2014.

Dr Khairul Abd Halim
Completed her DPhil in 2014.

Dr Maira Fresqui
Worked as a Post Doc. Left in 2014.

Dr Sarah Rouse
Completed her DPhil in 2012, and PostDoc in 2014. Now working as a PostDoc for Prof. Steve Matthews at Impreial College London.

Dr Gregory Ross
Completed his DPhil in 2013. Now working as a PostDoc for Prof. Jon Essex in Southampton.

Dr Sonya Hanson
Completed her DPhil in 2013.

Dr Jerome Ma
Completed his DPhil in 2013. Now working at the EPSRC.

Dr Joseph Goose
Worked as Post Doc. Now at Schrodinger.

Dr Matthias Schmidt
Completed his Dphil in 2013. Now is working for the Europen Patent Office in Den Haag.

Dr Marton Munz
Completed his DPhil in 2012.

Dr Craig Lumb
Completed his DPhil in 2012. He then finished a GDL in London and joined Linklaters.

Dr Oliver Beckstein
started his own lab in the Center for Biological Physics at Arizona State University in 2012

Dr Beatrice Nikolaidi
Coarse-grained simulations of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator protein

Dr Alan Chetwynd
completed his DPhil in 2011 before leaving to work for Citigroup.

Dr Daniel Parton
completed his DPhil in 2011 and moved to Chicago to work as a postdoctoral research associate with Professor Greg Voth at the University of Chicago.

Dr Jochen Klingelhoefer
completed his DPhil in 2011 and left to start his own company. He is the Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer at LabMinds.

Dr Michelle Sahai
completed her DPhil in 2011. She then moved to New York City to work as a postdoctoral research associate with Professor Harel Weinstein at Weill Cornell Medical College. Current website.

Dr Younes Mokrab
worked as a post-doc; he subsequently moved to a position at Lonza.

Dr Prapasiri Pongprayoon
completed her DPhil in 2010 and moved to a position in the Department of Chemistry at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand

Dr Emi Psachoulia
completed her DPhil in 2009. She is currently working as a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group.

Dr Kaihsu Tai
worked as a post-doc; he moved to a position at the European Chemicals Agency.

Dr Kia Balali-Mood
woked as a post-doc before moving to a position at Lonza

Dr Robert D'Rozario
completed his DPhil in 2007, followed by postdoctoral research until 2009. He then moved into medical communications working at Ogilvy Healthworld.

Dr Timothy Carpenter
completed his DPhil in 2009
Now working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California

Dr Daniele Bemporad
left in June 2005; now working at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development

Dr Pete Bond
joined José Faraldo-Gómez at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt in 2007 and took up a position at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge in 2010.

Dr Anthony Ivetac
completed his DPhil in 2007
Now working with Andy McCammon's group (UCSD)

Dr John Holyoake
completed his DPhil in 2007

Dr Sylvanna Ho
completed her DPhil in 2007

Dr Sam Kaye
completed her DPhil in 2007
now working at the University of London's School of Pharmacy

Dr Kathryn Scott
Postdoctoral Research with Prof. Stammers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics from May 1st 2007

Dr Zara A. Sands
now working at AstraZeneca

Dr Jorge Pikunic
now working at McKinsey & Company

Dr Loredana Vaccaro
completed her DPhil in 2006

Dr Shiva Amiri
completed her DPhil in 2006

Dr Alessandro Grottesi
now working in Italy at CASPUR Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Applicazioni del Supercalcolo per Università e Ricerca

Dr Shozeb Haider
now working at the University of London's School of Pharmacy

Dr Katherine Cox
completed her DPhil in 2005

Dr Bing Wu
Post-doctoral researcher now moved to industry, BioSimGrid: Grid database for biomolecular simulations

Dr George Patargias
postdoc with Dr Wolfgang Fisher, here in Oxford

Dr Yalini Arinaminpathy
postdoc at Yale University, USA

Dr Jonathan Cuthbertson
completed his DPhil in September 2005

Dr Carmen Domene
has taken a position in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Dr Marc Baaden
completed a post-doc Christmas 2002 and is now in Paris at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Richard Lavery's group. The new webpage is http://www.baaden.ibpc.fr

Dr Joanne Bright
completed her post-doc in December 2002 and has now returned to Australia.

Dr José Faraldo-Gómez
completed his D. Phil. studies on iron transport proteins in November 2002. He was working with Prof. Benoît Roux at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.
He is now heading up his own group at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt. http://www.mpibp-frankfurt.mpg.de/faraldo/faraldo.html

Dr Richard Law
also completed his D. Phil. studies on homology modelling of aquaporins in November 2002. His new home is in San Diego working with Andy McCammon.

Dr Charlotte Capener
completed her D. Phil. on homology modelling of potassium channels, November 2002.

Dr Indira Shrivastava
has moved onto work with Bob Guy at National Institutes of Health (United States of America). She will continue with Molecular Dynamics simulation studies of potassium, calcium and sodium channels. Her new email address is shrivasi@mail.nih.gov.

Dr John Tate
has now moved over to the EBI to do some groovy bioinformatics work.

Dr Lucy Forrest
completed her thesis on modelling and simulation studies of proton channels and transporters in 2000. She is currently working at Columbia University, New York, in Prof. Barry Honig's lab.

Dr Peter Tieleman
has moved along with several cacti to the Biochemistry Department at the University of Calgary. He is offering some vacancies to join him.

Dr Wolfgang Fisher
has made the long journey across to the biochemistry tower where he now has his own research group in collaboration with Tony Watts.

Dr Graham Smith
finished his post-doc with the group in June 2000, to take up exciting docking work at the Cancer Research UK with Mike Sternberg.

Dr Kishani Ranatunga
completed her thesis in 1999, on the subject of water and ion interactions within models of potassium channels and glycoporins, using mainly continuum electrostatics, molecular dynamics and homology modelling techniques. Her new home is Imperial College, where she is doing a post-doc on ion-channel electrophysiology.

Dr Paolo la Rocca
completed his thesis in 1998 on methods of simulating peptide-bilayer interactions using both continuum and molecular dynamics methods.

Dr Charlotte Adcock
completed her thesis in 1998 on electrostatics calculations on nicotinic acetylcholine receptor models, and went to become a computer programmer

Dr Ian Kerr
left the lab after an illustrious 7 year career in the Sansom group. Ian's primary interest was in the generation of models for the voltage-gated potassium channel. He then decided to return to his biochemical roots and do some wet work on the ABC transporters at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, before finally obtaining his own laboratory at the university of Nottingham

Dr R Sankararamakrishnan
A former post-doc, Sankar modelled nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. After a year working in the groups of Prof. Eric Jakobsson and Prof. Shankar Subramaniam at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Sankar moved to take up a permanent position at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Sankar is in the Physiology and Biophysics Department.

Dr Jason Breed
did his D. Phil. thesis entitled "Molecular modelling of ion channels" in the lab. He managed to hand in his thesis, emigrate to Germany and get married inside a week and has now taken up an EMBO fellowship in the lab of Dr. Wolfram Welte at
Konstanz, Germany.

Dr Hyeon Song
gained his thesis entitled "Prediction of Membrane Protein Structure". Hyeon has also contributed to the brian drain by going to do a post-doc in Germany at the MPI for Polymer Chemistry in Mainz. Hyeon has joined the Theory Group at the MPI.

Last updated 2008-08-28