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Jennifer Waby

Lecturer in Medical Sciences

Faculty/Dept/School School of Chemistry and Bioscience
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emailj.waby@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 235510

Biography

Jennifer Waby completed a PhD under the supervision of Dr Andrew Grierson and Professor Pamela Shaw at the University of Sheffield. Dr Wabys PhD was concerned with identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying axonal transport defects in motor neuron disease and focussed on the role of kinesin molecular motor proteins. Upon completion of her PhD she went on to take up postdoctoral research associate posts with Dr Bernard Corfe, examining the impact of the fibre fermentation product butyrate on transcriptional regulation and later protein acetylation in colorectal cancer. In 2010, Jennifer Waby secured an MRC VIP 3 month fellowship to allow her to pursue her own research interests. This fellowship subsequently led to Dr Waby being appointed as a lecturer later the same year at the University of Hull. After spending five years at the University of Hull, Dr Waby moved to join Leeds Beckett University, teaching biochemistry to Nutrition and Dietetics students. In January 2017 Dr Waby joined the team in the School of Chemistry and Biosciences, where she is presently teaching genetics, cell biology and pathology. Jennifer Waby completed a PhD under the supervision of Dr Andrew Grierson and Professor Pamela Shaw at the University of Sheffield. Dr Wabys PhD was concerned with identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying axonal transport defects in motor neuron disease and focussed on the role of kinesin molecular motor proteins. Upon completion of her PhD she went on to take up postdoctoral research associate posts with Dr Bernard Corfe, examining the impact of the fibre fermentation product butyrate on transcriptional regulation and later protein acetylation in colorectal cancer. In 2010, Jennifer Waby secured an MRC VIP 3 month fellowship to allow her to pursue her own research interests. This fellowship subsequently led to Dr Waby being appointed as a lecturer later the same year at the University of Hull. After spending five years at the University of Hull, Dr Waby moved to join Leeds Beckett University, teaching biochemistry to Nutrition and Dietetics students. In January 2017 Dr Waby joined the team in the School of Chemistry and Biosciences, where she is presently teaching genetics, cell biology and pathology.

Research

Research in my laboratory concerns identifying the molecular mechanisms by which diet can alter colonocyte function. In particular we are interested in the mechanisms underlying the protective effect of fibre against colorectal cancer and the impact of gut microbes on colonocyte health. Our team is also interested in identifying cancer biomarkers which not only allow the stratification of disease but are also potential therapeutic targets. Research in my laboratory concerns identifying the molecular mechanisms by which diet can alter colonocyte function. In particular we are interested in the mechanisms underlying the protective effect of fibre against colorectal cancer and the impact of gut microbes on colonocyte health. Our team is also interested in identifying cancer biomarkers which not only allow the stratification of disease but are also potential therapeutic targets. Current Projects Faecal Matters: Investigating the effect of probiotic supplementation of the gut microflora. Current Projects Faecal Matters: Investigating the effect of probiotic supplementation of the gut microflora.