Who We Are

Dr Maria Whitehead

Director of Research

Maria is on maternity leave until spring 2020.

Maria leads the scientific strategy of PTEN Research. She is responsible for setting research objectives, building collaborations and engaging with the academic, clinical and patient communities.

Maria has over ten years of research experience in the field of PI3K/PTEN signalling. Prior to joining PTEN Research, 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, drug repositioning, clinical trials, partnerships.




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