Dr Michelle Percharde is an epigenetics and stem cell biologist. She carried out her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry
at the University of Cambridge and PhD in reprogramming and nuclear receptors at Imperial College, London. In 2013, she moved to UCSF and was
awarded a CIRM postdoctoral fellowship to carry out her postdoctoral training with Prof. Miguel Ramalho-Santos. She moved to Imperial College
and the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) as a PI and head of the
Chromatin & Development Group in Sept 2018. In
May 2019 she was awarded one of the first ever UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships.
Key hobbies outside of work involve biking, trying to build furniture with her husband, scuba diving and baking.
Dr Sheila Xie - Research scientist
Sheila completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow before joining the MRC LMS, working first with Ana Pombo and later with David Rueda. She specializes in high-resolution microscopy techniques to probe nuclear organization and gene regulation.
Sita Mall - MSc student
Sita is carrying out an MSc in Reproductive & Developmental Biology at Imperial College and joined the Chromatin and Development group for her research project.