Dr. Lynda Fletcher

Lynda Fletcher received her undergraduate training in Chemistry at the University of Bristol (UK) where she was awarded a first-class honors degree. She obtained an MSc in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London, UK) funded by a scholarship from Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Laboratories. Her PhD research, studying the growth and differentiation of neuroblastoma cells, was carried out at King’s College London (UK) and was funded by the prestigious Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship. Her postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, examined the molecular aspects of cell cycle regulation during the irradiation-induced DNA damage response in human tumor cells. Lynda has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals and has 14 years experience in biological research using a broad range of techniques including cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical assays and microscopy. Her areas of expertise include tumor biology, radiation oncology, DNA damage and repair, and cell cycle regulation.