Professor Chris Grant
II obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (1986) and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1990) from the University of Kent (UK). My doctoral studies were focused on the regulation of translational fidelity under the supervision of Professor Mick Tuite.
I undertook postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda USA as a John Fogerty International Fellow in Dr Alan Hinnebusch's laboratory (1990-1994). Here, I continued my interest in translational control, using yeast as a model organism. I spent five years (1994-1999) as a Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. My current research interests are aimed at understanding how eukaryotic cells respond to stress conditions and this was started as a Research Fellow in Professor Ian Dawes laboratory at UNSW.
I returned to the UK as a Lecturer in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences at UMIST in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003. I was appointed as a Reader in the faculty of Life Sciences, the University of Manchester in 2007 and promoted to Professor in 2010.
I am a member of the RNA and Protein Control Systems and Cell Organisation and Dynamics Research Themes of the Faculty of Life Sciences