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Senior Academic Promotions for Caius Fellows

  • 30 June 2020

We are delighted to congratulate the Caius Fellows who have been promoted to Professorships in this year’s academic promotions exercise:

Ferdia Gallagher, in the School of Clinical Medicine, assigned to the Department of Radiology

Caius has played a huge role in shaping my academic career path, for which I am very grateful. I have been an undergraduate and graduate student here, as well as a research fellow and college lecturer more recently. The guidance and mentorship I have received from my colleagues over the years in Caius has been outstanding and it is wonderful to be able to give something back to the current generation of very talented students in College.

- Ferdia Gallagher

Ferdia is a College Lecturer in Medicine at Caius, and Cancer Research UK Senior Cancer Research Fellow at the University’s Department of Radiology. His research focusses on oncological imaging methods and his laboratory develops new functional and molecular imaging approaches to detect cancer and early response to therapy, with the aim of translating these techniques into humans.

Reflecting on the impact Caius has had on his career, Ferdia said, “Caius has played a huge role in shaping my academic career path, for which I am very grateful. I have been an undergraduate and graduate student here, as well as a research fellow and college lecturer more recently. The guidance and mentorship I have received from my colleagues over the years in Caius has been outstanding and it is wonderful to be able to give something back to the current generation of very talented students in College.”

Ian Henderson, in the School of the Biological Science, assigned to the Department of Plant Sciences

Ian, a College Lecturer in Biology, and his group at the Department of Plant Sciences are interested in understanding plant sexual reproduction and the processes that generate variation between generations, and more specifically in the meiotic cell division where recombined gametes are generated with half the number of chromosomes. The group aims to use genetics and genomics to understand mechanisms acting during plant heredity, how they influence species evolution and how they can be applied during crop improvement.

The academic promotions were announced last week, but come into effect from 1 October 2020. This year, there were 42 Professorships and 57 Readerships, and the appointment of 19 others to University Senior Lectureships.

Speaking on the Senior Academic Promotions, Master Dr Pippa Rogerson said, “The College congratulates everyone who has been successful in this Senior Academic Promotions exercise. We are proud of our fellows who have been promoted, showing the quality of our Caius fellowship.”

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