BSc, MRes, PhD
- Constance Work Research Fellow
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Martinez-Arias Group, Department of Genetics
Telephone: 01223 766586
Naomi studied Biological Science as an undergraduate, and found herself particularly interested in developmental biology and epigenetics. After some time spent researching at Cancer Research UK London, she came to Cambridge to do a PhD between the departments of Genetics and Haematology. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, with Alfonso Martinez-Arias’ group.
My research is in the field of developmental biology, which involves studying early embryo development and how individual cells make decisions. I’m particularly interested in the dynamics of these decisions, including the role of random chance (stochasticity) and gene expression variability (heterogeneity), and how cell fate is coordinated across the embryo in space and time. To better understand these questions, I use mouse embryonic stem cells in 3-dimensional ‘organoid’ culture systems which mimic features of the early mouse embryo.