Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Kathryn Balmanno

Kathy comes from Sarf London and spent 7 years at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton before moving to the Cancer Research Unit at The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. During this time she completed a part time degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and an MPhil by research, working on various aspects of anti-cancer drug development. Kathy joined the Cook laboratory in 1997 as its founder member! She has worked on a range of projects and is interested in how nutritional cues integrate with growth factor signalling pathways to control cell survival and cell proliferation. Kathy’s outside interests include jogging, reading, music and film.

Latest Publications

Control of cell death and mitochondrial fission by ERK1/2 MAP Kinase signalling.

Cook SJ, Stuart K, Gilley R

The FEBS journal
1742-4658: (2017)

PMID: 28548464

Visualisation of Endogenous ERK1/2 in Cells with a Bioorthogonal Covalent Probe.

Sipthorp J, Lebraud H, Gilley R

Bioconjugate chemistry
1520-4812: (2017)

PMID: 28449575

RNA-binding proteins ZFP36L1 and ZFP36L2 promote cell quiescence.

Galloway A, Saveliev A, Łukasiak S

Science (New York, N.Y.)
352 1095-9203:453-9 (2016)

PMID: 27102483

Tumor cells with KRAS or BRAF mutations or ERK5/MAPK7 amplification are not addicted to ERK5 activity for cell proliferation.

Lochhead PA, Clark J, Wang LZ

Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.)
15 1551-4005:506-18 (2016)

PMID: 26959608