Professor Jody Roseblatt is a Professor of Cell Biology in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences at King’s College London. Jody recently moved her lab from the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. During her PhD at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr Timothy Mitchison, she studied actin filament turnover and as a post-doc at the MRC-LMCB at University College London, she discovered epithelial cell extrusion, a process that eliminates dying cells without forming any gaps. Her lab at King’s investigates how epithelia turnover maintaining constant cell numbers through cell death and cell division in inflammatory conditions such as metastatic cancers and asthma and maintain their primary function as barrier. She has also identified different mechanical forces that control each process.