Lucy Cavendish welcomes nine Post-doctoral Research Associates

14 September 2017

Lucy Cavendish College is delighted to welcome nine Post-doctoral Research Associates to its community for the next academic year. These new associates are actively engaged in research within the University of Cambridge (or one of its affiliated institutions) and they were selected following a competitive application process.

Post-doctoral Research Associates play an important role at the College - the only women's college in Europe exclusively for students aged 21 or over. They are encouraged to attend College academic and social events and to participate in the subject communities across the College.

Our new Post-doctoral Research Associates:

Mekdes Mariam Debela (Biochemistry)

Susan Giorgi-Coll (Neurosciences)

Aishwarya Jacob (Biochemistry)

Letitia Koch Lerner (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

Lisa Nicholas (Metabolic Research Laboratories)

Dirini De Silva (Bioinformatics at Cancer Research UK)

Gydra Sindre (Political science)

Stephanie Swarbreck (Clinical Medicine)

Rowan Whittle (Paleobiology at British Antarctic Survey)


College President Jackie Ashley said:

“Our College aims to support the academic study and careers of outstanding women, and we are delighted to welcome these new faces to our community. We look forward to finding out more about their important work.”


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About Lucy Cavendish

Lucy Cavendish is the only women's college in Europe exclusively for students aged 21 or over, and a unique part of the University of Cambridge. Its undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English.

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