Claire M. Perks

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Claire M. Perks completed her Ph.D. degree from the University of Bristol in 1995, in which she studied the Role of the IGF axis in the ovary in relation to fertility. She then continued these studies as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, before joining Professor Jeff Holly’s Team as a Research Associate in the University of Bristol, Department of Surgery. She serves currently as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol IGF and Metabolic Endocrinology Group based at Southmead Hospital. Her primary interests are in the role of the IGF axis in relation to breast and prostate cancer. The IGF axis has been conserved throughout evolution to mediate the effects of nutrition on growth and has been implicated in the epithelial cancers associated with a Western diet. She is particularly interested in studying the epigenetic influence on and interactions of key dietary factors with the IGF axis and how this may influence breast and prostate cancer progression.

Biography Updated on 27 January 2011

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