Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Thomas Stubbs

2014 - present – PhD candidate in Molecular Biology, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK (under the supervision of Professor Wolf Reik).
2013-2014 – Master’s degree in Research (MRes), University of Cambridge, UK.
2009-2013 – Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (MBiochem), University of Oxford, UK (First-class honours).
 
Research interests:
 
My research interest is centered on the most prolific of all diseases: ageing. Why do organisms age? What does ageing mean at a cellular and molecular level? In particular, I am interested in the epigenetic changes that characterise ageing and how these changes can be used not only to study but also to halt or reverse aspects of ageing. My research is focused on understanding the dynamics of DNA methylation with age and how we can use these dynamics to predict biological age in the mouse. This readout of biological age in the mouse will aid the speed with which ageing can be studied in mammalian systems. 
 

Latest Publications

Defective germline reprogramming rewires the spermatogonial transcriptome.

VasiliauskaitÄ— L, Berrens RV, Ivanova I

Nature structural & molecular biology
25 1545-9985:394-404 (2018)

PMID: 29728652

Dynamics of the epigenetic landscape during the maternal-to-zygotic transition.

Eckersley-Maslin MA, Alda-Catalinas C, Reik W

Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology
1471-0080: (2018)

PMID: 29686419

Correction: Epigenetic resetting of human pluripotency (doi:10.1242/dev.146811).

Guo G, von Meyenn F, Rostovskaya M

Development (Cambridge, England)
145 1477-9129: (2018)

PMID: 29669738

scNMT-seq enables joint profiling of chromatin accessibility DNA methylation and transcription in single cells.

Clark SJ, Argelaguet R, Kapourani CA

Nature communications
9 2041-1723:781 (2018)

PMID: 29472610

Science Forum: The Human Cell Atlas.

Regev A, Teichmann SA, Lander ES

eLife
6 2050-084X: (2017)

PMID: 29206104

An endosiRNA-Based Repression Mechanism Counteracts Transposon Activation during Global DNA Demethylation in Embryonic Stem Cells.

Berrens RV, Andrews S, Spensberger D

Cell stem cell
21 1875-9777:694-703.e7 (2017)

PMID: 29100015

cuRRBS: simple and robust evaluation of enzyme combinations for reduced representation approaches.

Martin-Herranz DE, Ribeiro AJM, Krueger F

Nucleic acids research
1362-4962: (2017)

PMID: 29036576

Establishment of mouse expanded potential stem cells.

Yang J, Ryan DJ, Wang W

Nature
1476-4687: (2017)

PMID: 29019987

Single-cell epigenomics: Recording the past and predicting the future.

Kelsey G, Stegle O, Reik W

Science (New York, N.Y.)
358 1095-9203:69-75 (2017)

PMID: 28983045

Single-Cell Landscape of Transcriptional Heterogeneity and Cell Fate Decisions during Mouse Early Gastrulation.

Mohammed H, Hernando-Herraez I, Savino A

Cell reports
20 2211-1247:1215-1228 (2017)

PMID: 28768204