Scientific Director & GSK Fellow, Functional Genomics
, Lisa obtained her PhD in cell biology from The University of Manchester in 2006 and has over a decade of experience in human stem cell biology in both academia and industry. She is an Enterprise Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh/BBSRC and is co-founder of a spin-out company, StrataStem Ltd. Lisa was named as one of the Biobeat 2016 ‘rising stars’ of the top 50 UK women entrepreneurs and leaders in Biobusiness. In 2017, Lisa joined GSK in preclinical R&D to head up the advanced cellular model platform group (including iPSC and 3D models) to support target validation and lead drug discovery programs. More recently, she moved to the newly formed Functional Genomics department to lead large-scale CRISPR screening platforms for novel target ID. Lisa has passion for the application of novel technologies to support the translation of scientific discoveries into potential therapeutics.
Monday, January 27
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM