Imperial College London

DrVeroniqueAzuara

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Reader in Stem Cell Biology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 1915v.azuara

 
 
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Location

 

1009Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Qualifications and Employment History

  • PhD in Immunology, Pasteur Institute - Paris, 1999.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Epigenetics, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre - London, 1999-2005.
  • Joined Imperial College in November 2005 as Lecturer and Head of the Epigenetics and Development Group at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology. Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012.
  • Awarded a MRC Collaborative Career Development Award in Stem Cell Research, 2004-2007 and a BBSRC New Investigator Award in Genes and Developmental Biology, 2009-2012.
  • Two career breaks in the form of maternity leave: from November 2006 to April 2007 and from February 2011 to September 2011.

Teaching Activities

 Undergraduate Teaching

  • BSc in Reproductive and Developmental Science (Biomedical Science)

Postgraduate Taught Courses

  • MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology
  • MSc Human Molecular Genetics
  • MRes Cancer Biology

 Postgraduate Supervision

  • PhD project supervisor
  • Master project supervisor for MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology, MSc Genes, Drugs, Stem Cells - Novel Therapies, MRes Biomedical Research and MRes Cancer Biology

 Other College Roles

  • Member of the Postgraduate Education Committee for the Department of Surgery and Cancer
  • Member of MSc Teaching Committee in quality of course module organiser on Stem Cell Biology - MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology
  • Course tutor of the departmental MRes programme in Cancer Biology
  • Course tutor of the divisional MSc programme in Reproductive Biology 
  • Personal tutor for PhD students and MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology students
  • Academic mentor for MRC LMS (previously MRC CSC) PhD students
  • Member of the People and Culture Committee for the Department of Surgery and Cancer - Athena SWAN silver Award winner
  • Member of Departmental Academic Mentor Network
  • Member of Departmental Senior Recruitment and Promotion Panels

Publications

Journals

Cui W, Zhang S, Bell E, et al., 2019, OCT4 and PAX6 determine the dual function of SOX2 in human ESCs as a key pluripotent or neural factor, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Vol:10, ISSN:1757-6512

Tomaz RA, Harman JL, Karimlou D, et al., 2017, Jmjd2c facilitates the assembly of essential enhancer-protein complexes at the onset of embryonic stem cell differentiation, Development, Vol:144, ISSN:0950-1991, Pages:567-579

Rayon T, Menchero S, Rollan I, et al., 2016, Distinct mechanisms regulate Cdx2 expression in the blastocyst and in trophoblast stem cells, Scientific Reports, Vol:6, ISSN:2045-2322

Percharde M, Azuara V, 2013, Essential roles for the nuclear receptor coactivator Ncoa3 in pluripotency, Cell Cycle, Vol:12, ISSN:1538-4101, Pages:195-196

Percharde M, Lavial F, Ng J-H, et al., 2012, Ncoa3 functions as an essential Esrrb coactivator to sustain embryonic stem cell self-renewal and reprogramming, Genes & Development, Vol:26, ISSN:0890-9369, Pages:2286-2298

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