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The team at PTEN Research

Dr Maria Whitehead

Director of Research

Working in close collaboration with the Director of Translational Medicine, Maria leads the PTEN Research nonclinical strategy with a focus on Basic Research. She is responsible for setting research objectives, building collaborations, and engaging with the academic community.

Maria has over ten years of research experience in the field of PI3K/PTEN signalling. Prior to joining PTEN Research in 2017, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University College London in the research group of Prof Bart Vanhaesebroeck, a world leader in the field. Maria’s research focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of action of PI3Ks and their role in health and disease. Maria holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, and an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Ask me about: our scientific strategy, basic research projects, academic partnerships.


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