Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Lecturer in Prostate Cancer



r.kypta Website




Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





  • BA Biochemistry, University of Oxford
  • PhD Molecular Biology, EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Postdoctoral research, University of California San Francisco
  • Wellcome Trust CDF, MRC LMCB, University College London
  • Lecturer, Imperial College London

Research Interests

  • The epigenetic regulation and the effectors of the secreted tumour suppressor Dickkopf-3
  • Noncanonical Wnt signalling in prostate cancer


  • BSc Biomedical Sciences Lecturer
  • MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology Lecturer
  • MSc Human Molecular Genetics Lecturer
  • MRes Cancer Biology Project Supervisor and Examiner
  • PhD Project Supervisor



Bengoa-Vergniory N, Gorroño-Etxebarria I, López-Sánchez I, et al., 2016, Identification of Noncanonical Wnt Receptors Required for Wnt-3a-Induced Early Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cells., Mol Neurobiol

Bengoa-Vergniory N, Kypta R, 2016, The stem cell cocktail: neural reprogramming just got easier., Stem Cell Investig, Vol:3, ISSN:2306-9759

Romero D, Al-Shareef Z, Gorrono-Etxebarria I, et al., 2016, Dickkopf-3 regulates prostate epithelial cell acinar morphogenesis and prostate cancer cell invasion by limiting TGF-beta-dependent activation of matrix metalloproteases, Carcinogenesis, Vol:37, ISSN:0143-3334, Pages:18-29

Bengoa-Vergniory N, Kypta RM, 2015, Canonical and noncanonical Wnt signaling in neural stem/progenitor cells, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Vol:72, ISSN:1420-682X, Pages:4157-4172

Bengoa-Vergniory N, Gorrono-Etxebarria I, Gonzalez-Salazar I, et al., 2014, A Switch From Canonical to Noncanonical Wnt Signaling Mediates Early Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cells, Stem Cells, Vol:32, ISSN:1066-5099, Pages:3196-3208

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