Lidia Vasilieva is awarded the Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal

Dr. Lidia Vasilieva has been awarded the 2016 Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology for her work investigating the molecular mechanisms that underpin regulation of gene expression and their role in controlling cellular responses. Lidia's group has discovered a novel transcriptional mechanism that pre-programs specific protein-coding RNAs for degradation to control their levels in response to changing environmental conditions. Her long term vision is to understand how appropriate levels of RNA are maintained in cells.

Dr Lidia Vasilieva

Dr Lidia Vasilieva

The award is given annually to an outstanding early career stage scientist in the field of cell biology. Following on from postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, Lidia joined the Department in 2009 as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow. She was subsequently awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Trust in 2015 to carry on her work on understanding the role of the nuclear exosome complex in RNA regulation.

Lidia will give a lecture at the British Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in April 2016 when she will be presented with the award medal.

"This is wonderful news - it recognizes Lidia's great achievements and I am delighted that the Biochemistry Department is able to support Lidia and her research team." says Head of Department, Prof Mark Sansom.

Lidia is delighted to receive this prestigious award as a recognition of her research and comments "This would not be possible without the hard work of the members of our team and the continued support by the Wellcome Trust. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present our findings for the BSCB/BSDB meeting in spring 2016."


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