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A sad goodbye and a warm welcome - New CTR Director

last modified Oct 02, 2020 12:22 PM


Prof Graham Burton has officially retired and although we are sad to see him go, we know he will savour the joys of retirement!  Graham was Director of the CTR for the last 14 years, leading the focus of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. It goes without saying that Graham will be missed terribly by everyone.

And as we say goodbye to Graham, it is with great pleasure we officially welcome our new CTR Director Dr. Kathy Niakan. Kathy was one of the first Next Generation Fellows in the CTR, and went on to become a group leader at the CRICK Institute in London. There, Kathy’s research has focused on studying the mechanisms determining cell fate decisions in the human early embryo, in particular the origin of the trophectoderm lineage. Kathy has been elected to the Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professorship of the Physiology of Reproduction and will also help to support the inter-departmental University Strategic Research Initiative in Reproduction (SRI). We really look forward to working with Kathy and moving on to the next level!