Dr Emma Evergren


Dr Evergren's current research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms required for membrane trafficking and receptor-mediated signalling during normal physiology and its contribution to cancer. These are fundamental cellular pathways that regulate processes such as proliferation, migration and tissue remodelling.

It is critical to the better understand how receptors are trafficked subcellularly as this determines whether cell signalling is terminated or sustained. A better understanding of these molecular mechanisms is vital to further our understanding of disease mechanisms where these pathways are deregulated.

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Dr Evergren is open to PhD applications in the fields of;

  • Receptor signalling
  • Membrane trafficking
  • Inter-organelle interactions
Her lab uses cell biological assays, protein biochemistry, and imaging techniques to investigate mechanisms of receptor endocytosis, signalling and membrane trafficking.

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  • Awarded a PhD in Neuroscience from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2006
  • Completed post-doctoral training in Dr. Harvey McMahon’s group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK (2007 to 2014 )
  • Funded by an EMBO fellowship and a MRC Career Development Fellowship.
  • Appointed as a Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast (2014) where she has set up he first independent research group.
  • Published in high impact journals such as Cell, Science and PNAS.



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biological Sciences

Institute for Health Sciences 

Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology


Research students

PhD Title: The role of the ubiquitin E3 ligase Itch in receptor endocytosis and cell signalling

Name: Aidan Seeley
Years of Study: 2015-2018
Country: UK


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