Richards Group

Current members

Dr David Richards

  • MRC Career Development Fellow
  • Undergraduate: Physics and MMath (University of Cambridge)
  • PhD: String theory (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
  • Previous institutes: John Innes Centre and Imperial College London

Jordan Hembrow

  • BBSRC-funded PhD student
  • Project: "Mathematical modelling of phytopathogen-targeted secretion pathways"
  • Co-supervised with Mike Deeks
  • Started September 2018

Dr Ram Attili

  • MRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Project: "The Fundamentals of Phagocytosis: Integrating Theoretical Models and Experiments"
  • Started March 2019

Peyman Shadmani

  • Exeter University-funded PhD student
  • Project: "Models of cell shape during phagocytosis"
  • Started September 2020

Amber Connerton

  • BBSRC-funded PhD student
  • Co-supervised with Mike Deeks
  • Started September 2020
  • Project: "The role of Rho GTPases in plant immunity"

Freddy Wordingham

  • CBMA PhD student
  • Project: "Optimising dermatological photodynamic therapy effectiveness using a novel radiative transfer model"
  • Co-supervised with Tim Harries, Alison Curnow and Clare Thorn

Previous members

Dr Josiah Passmore

  • PhD student
  • Project: "The dynamics of peroxisomes"
  • Part of the Schrader lab
  • Papers: Castro IG et al.: A role for MIRO1 in motility and membrane dynamics of peroxisomes. Traffic 19:229-42 (PubMed)

Alaina Cockerell

  • BMS-funded summer student
  • Co-supervised with Alex Brand
  • Project: "Biofilm composition in voice prosthesis users"

Dr Trish Thomas

  • MRC Skills Development Fellow
  • Areas: diabetes, obesity and fatty acid transport, mathematical modelling and simulation
  • Project: "The role of chain length in fatty acid uptake in both health and disease: a combined experimental-modelling approach"

Blake Cook

  • 3-month visitor from University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Project: "The effect of electric fields on wound closure studied through electrotaxis in Dictyostelium discoideum"

Julia James

  • Summer student
  • Project: "Dual-micropipette aspiration experiments of phagocytosis"
  • Co-supervised with Peter Petrov

Dr Rudy Arthur

  • CBMA PhD student
  • Project: "The emergence of biological phenotypes from dynamic gene networks"
  • Co-supervised with John Terry, Ken Haynes and Jamie Walker