Professor Kate Storey
FMedSci FRS FRSE FRSB
Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Life Sciences
We wish to understand how neural cells arise and how their proliferation and differentiation are controlled. Our work focuses on the developing spinal cord and insights from these studies inform our investigation of these processes in embryonic stem cell derived neural tissue and in maturing spinal cord progenitors, which become adult neural stem cells. We address these questions using cell specific gain and loss of gene function approaches as well as genome-wide analyses and real-time imaging techniques. The overall aim of our work is to identify the gene regulatory mechanisms that control neural differentiation, with a long-term goal to inform strategies for therapeutic treatment of neural injury and disease.
See figure 1 below - Cell division in the neural tube
Professor Kate Storey, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
New work from Professor Kate Storey’s laboratory has recently been published in eLife.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural differentiation
|National Sciences Prizes awarded since 1990 / British Society for Developmental Biology Waddington Medal||2019|
|Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences||2017|
|Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation||2016|
|National Sciences Prizes awarded since 1990 / Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award||2015|
|Major Personal Funding Awards / Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award||2013|
|Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh||2012|
|Fellows of Learned Societies and Colleges / Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts||2011|
|Fellows of the Royal Society of Biology||2011|