Julia Stevenson PhD MSc
Julia graduated from the University of Dundee with a BSc in Biochemistry then after a year not far south of the Scottish border at Newcastle University (where she achieved an MSc in Medical Genetics) she returned to the University of Dundee to study for a PhD in Biochemistry. Following this she spent a year working in New York at NYU medical School.
She has spent the last 13 or so years working as a Higher Scientific Officer at the Institute of Cancer Research for three teams, latterly working in a team researching causes of childhood Leukaemia with Sir Mel Greaves and more recently moving to the REPLICANT study which was trying to set up a living system to study lymph nodes from women with metastatic breast cancer.
Julia was split between the Breast Cancer Now labs at the Institute of Cancer Research & those at Guys Cancer Centre where she worked alongside the KHP Cancer Biobank. When her current role was advertised she made the switch to the Cancer Biobank as a research technician processing blood samples for the IRONMAN Study and helping to coordinate collection of samples from UK sites. IRONMAN is a registry for men with advanced prostate cancer collating information worldwide. Its aim is to enable better understanding the causes of prostate cancer, how to halt or slow progression, and how to provide the best possible care.
Outside of work Julia splits her time between caring for her primary school aged twins, trying to stay fit and having not long moved house – unpacking………