Anne Ferguson-Smith FMedSci FRS

Joined the Board in April 2015
Anne Ferguson-Smith is Professor of Genetics and Head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge, and in October 2015 she becomes the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at Yale University. For the past two decades, her team has studied genomic imprinting in development and disease and the epigenetic control of genome function in a wider context. Her current research focuses on three themes - stem cells and the epigenetic programme, functional genomics and epigenomics, and development environment and disease. She is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, elected member of EMBO, a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society.