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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr MD Watson

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41272
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41201

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My current research interests are currently in collaboration with Prof. CJ Hutchison. These focus on identification of interacting partners to lamin A and lap2 alpha. Two proteins of the nuclear envelope. These proteins have the potential to be markers for cancer of the colon.

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Research Interests

  • Cell cycle
  • Natural killer cells
  • Protein sorting
  • Signal transduction
  • Stress responses
  • Yeast cell biology


  • Horton T.L., R. Minter, R. Stewart, P. Ritchie, M.D. Watson & J.D. Horton. (2000). Xenopus NK cells identified by novel monoclonal antibodies. Eur. J. Immunol 604-613.
  • Mayer K., et al (EU Arabidopsis Genome Sequencing Consortium) (1999). Sequence and analysis of chromosome 4 of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature 769-777.
  • Horton J.D., Horton T.L., Dzialo R., Gravenor I., Minter R., Ritchie P., Gartland L., Watson M.D. & Cooper M.D. (1998). T cell and NK cell development in thymectomized Xenopus. Immunology Reviews 245-258.

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