The team at PTEN Research

Dr Maria Whitehead

Scientific Research Consultant

Working in close collaboration with the Director of Translational Medicine, Maria consults on the Foundation's nonclinical strategy with a focus on Basic Research. 

Maria has over ten years of research experience in the field of PI3K/PTEN signalling. Prior to joining PTEN Research in 2017, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University College London in the research group of Prof Bart Vanhaesebroeck, a world leader in the field. Maria’s research focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of action of PI3Ks and their role in health and disease. Maria holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, and an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Ask me about: the Foundation's scientific strategy, basic research projects, academic partnerships.


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