Jon Lane, Ph.D., after a brief training in Professor John Hall's plant biochemistry laboratory at Southampton University, moved to the laboratory of Dr. Howard Stebbings at Exeter University (UK), where he was awarded the Ph.D. degree (1995) for his studies on the regulation of microtubule arrays during insect oogenesis. He then joined the newly established laboratory of Professor Viki Allan at Manchester University (UK) to carry out postdoctoral research on the developmental regulation of cytoplasmic dynein function in Xenopus (1995-1999). He then opted to remain in Manchester for a further 3 years to examine how organelle structure/function and membrane trafficking pathways are altered during apoptosis, a project that was cosupervised by Professor Allan and Professor Philip Woodman. Following a highly productive 3 years which included the publication of 2 first author Journal of Cell Biology articles, he was awarded a Career Development Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to set up his laboratory at the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol (UK) in 2003. Following successful research in the area of apoptosis, he began exploring the molecular regulation of autophagy as a parallel determinant of cellular fate. He was awarded a Research Councils UK (RCUK) Fellowship at Bristol in 2008 and now holds a Senior Lectureship position. His laboratory has received generous grant support from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Royal Society, the National Health Service (Blood and Transplant), and the Department of Health.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011