Graduate destinations

Our recent graduates have gone on to positions at prestigious institutions in the UK and internationally, such as:
  • Research Scientist, AstraZeneca
  • Patent Attorney, J A Kemp – Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Medical Writer, Oxford Pharmagenesis
  • Postdoctoral researcher (Theodor Heuss Research Fellow), TU Berlin
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • PGY-1 Neurology resident, Cleveland Clinic Neurology Institute
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Evelyn Trust Patrick Sissons Fellow), University of Cambridge
  • Academic Clinical Lecturer and SpR in General Surgery, University of Oxford and OUHFT
  • Consultant Respiratory Physician, Barts Health Trust
  • Honorary registrar (Histopathology), Academic Clinical Lecturer, NDCLS, University of Oxford

DPhil Prize Studentships: What comes next?

Selected Publications

Dhawan A, Barberis A, Cheng WC, Domingo E, West C, Maughan T, Scott JG, Harris AL and Buffa FM (2019). Guidelines for using sigQC for systematic evaluation of gene signatures. Nature Protocols. Available at:

Scott JG, Dhawan A, Hjelmeland A, Lathia J, Chumakova A, Hitomi M, et al. Recasting the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis: Unification Using a Continuum Model of Microenvironmental Forces. Curr Stem Cell Reports. 2019 Mar;5(1):22–30. Available from:

Lucotti S, Cerutti C, Soyer M, M Gil-Bernabé A, Gomes A, D Allen P, et al. Aspirin blocks formation of metastatic intravascular niches by inhibiting platelet-derived COX-1/thromboxane A2. J Clin Invest. 2019;130.

Yuzhalin A, Gordon-Weeks A, L. Tognoli M, Jones K, Markelc B, Konietzny R, et al. Colorectal cancer liver metastatic growth depends on PAD4-driven citrullination of the extracellular matrix. Nat Commun. 2018;9.

Gonzales J, Kossatz S, Roberts S, Pirovano G, Brand C, Pérez-Medina C, et al. Nanoemulsion-Based Delivery of Fluorescent PARP Inhibitors in Mouse Models of Small Cell Lung Cancer. Bioconjug Chem. 2018;29(11):3776–82. Available from:

Ng, N. , Purshouse, K. , Foskolou, I. P., Olcina, M. M. and Hammond, E. M. (2018), Challenges to DNA replication in hypoxic conditions. FEBS J, 285: 1563-1571. doi:10.1111/febs.14377

Pirovano G, Ashton TM, Herbert KJ, Bryant RJ, Verrill CL, Cerundolo L, et al. TOPK modulates tumour-specific radiosensitivity and correlates with recurrence after prostate radiotherapy. Br J Cancer. 2017; Available from:

Yuzhalin A, Urbonas T, Silva M, Muschel R, Gordon-Weeks A. A core matrisome gene signature predicts cancer outcome. Br J Cancer. 2018;118. Available from: