Current Vincent lab members


Cyrille Alexandre

Senior Laboratory Research Scientist

Genome Editing Expert

Cyrille.Alexandre@crick.ac.uk

I was born in Ivory Coast and I grew up in Burkina Faso where the sun shines…. I went to Montpellier for University (Retrovirology). After several post-docs (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY= c-fos oncogene regulation of transcription and LRI = Hedgehog signaling in Drosophila), I joined JP’s lab (NIMR) in 1997 as a post-doc (yes, another post-doc !). Still interested in Morphogen gradient (Wingless, Hedgehog and Dpp) and still trying to understand why they are called morphogens…

When the sun shines, I chill out in my garden and take pictures.


Ian McGough

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Trafficking of Wnts

Ian.McGough@crick.ac.uk

I grew up in Galway, Ireland. I studied Biochemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I then went on to do a PhD at the University of Bristol, in the lab of Peter Cullen, where I studied the role of the endosomal trafficking complex the “SNX3 retromer” in Wntless trafficking and Wnt gradient formation. In April 2014 I joined JP Vincent’s lab as a Postdoc. During my Postdoc I will continue my interest in the role of the endosomal system in regulating the Wnt pathway and also investigate how Wnts are trafficked through the extracellular space. Outside of the lab, I am a fitness enthusiast and love going to the gym and playing Gaelic football and soccer. I am also an avid reader and especially love Sci-Fi and fantasy. The following link gives more details, including my publication history: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_Mcgough


Sophie Herszterg

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Carles Recasens Alvarez

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Gantas Perez-Mockus

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Anqi Huang

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Ana Bolhaqueiro

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

‘Stress-related signalling dynamics in cell fate decisions and repair’

ana.bolhaqueiro@crick.ac.uk


Ines Alvarez Rodrigo

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

ines.alvarezrodrigo@crick.ac.uk

I was born in Valladolid (Spain) where it is freezing cold in the winter, so I had no problem adapting to the weather when I moved to study Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. Since then, I have been slowly returning south. As part of the Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme (2014) I did a summer internship Cath Lindon’s lab studying ubiquitination at the end of mitosis. I then joined the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Chromosome & Developmental Biology at the University of Oxford. I got a taste of epigenetics research in Neil Brockdorff’s lab before I settled in Jordan Raff’s lab to study how Polo kinase regulates centrosome assembly. I now hope to apply my cell biology and microscopy knowledge to study how cells secrete Wnts.

In my free time I like read, write and watch anything geeky. I play RPGs and I have designed a cell cycle-themed boardgame. Pre-covid times I also loved travelling. I will take any opportunity to dress in costume.


Joyce Yu

PhD student

joyce.yu@crick.ac.uk


Mira Androniciuc

PhD student


Yifan Zhao

PhD student