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Vance Naughton

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      Education................................................................. 2007 – 2011 Imperial College London, UK PhD in Pharmacology: “Studies on the role of formyl peptide receptors in pituitary and adrenal function”. Advisers: Prof. Julia C Buckingham, & Dr. Chris D John. MRes in Integrative Mammalian Biology, Merit Class: “Investigating the effects of stereotactic microinjection of rAAV-11βHSD1/2 into hypothalamic nuclei on energy homeostasis”. Advisers: Dr. James V Gardiner, Dr. Kirsty L Smith, & Prof. Julia C Buckingham. 2004 – 2007 University of Nottingham, UK BSc in Nutritional Biochemistry, First Class with Honours: “Sex, folic acid, and programming of glucocorticoid receptor expression in rats”. Adviser: Prof. Simon Langley-Evans. 1997 – 2004 Saint Theodore’s RC Sports College and Sixth Form Centre, UK A level Geog. (A), Biol. (A), Chem. (B), and General Studies (B), and AS level ICT (B). Skills.................................................................... Scientific In vivo (rats/mice): stereotactic microsurgery, anaesthetic/analgesic regimens, cardiac puncture, perfusion fixation, cannulation, intubation, mechanical ventilation, biotelemetry and imaging including ultrasound, intra-vital microscopy, MRI, PET, and bioluminescence. In vitro: primary tissue culture, cloning & transfection (e.g. rAAV), RT-PCR, qPCR, in situ hybridisation (35S/DIG), S & W blots, SDS-PAGE, ICC & IHC, ELISA, RIA, FACS. Teaching Lectures, workshops, lab practicals, and project supervision of MSc & BSc students. Computing Advanced knowledge of SPSS, Stata, Prism, SlideWrite, and ImageJ, as well as Microsoft Office. Awards and grants.................................................................... 2012 British Society for Neuroendocrinology, EB 2012, San Diego, USA £500 travel grant. 2011 Society for Endocrinology, BES 2011, Birmingham, UK £500 travel grant. 2010 Society for Endocrinology, BES 2010, Manchester, UK £500 travel grant. 2008 CIMPP Symposium, London, UK Awarded prize for presenting: “Sex, folic acid, and programming of glucocorticoid receptor expression in rats”. Experiences............................................................... Academic and extra-curricular 2010 – 2011 Team chair, BBSRC Biotechnology YES! Young Entrepreneurs Scheme, Oxford, UK Chaired a virtual biotech firm to the semi-final with RadZorb: a catalytic converter for cigarettes. Demonstrator, Science Uncovered, Natural History Museum, London, UK Translated my research into plain words for Europe’s biggest public engagement in science event. Committee member, Hammersmith Student Community, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK In this team, we delivered social events to an otherwise quiet satellite campus. 2008 – 2009 Delegate, Research Skills and Development Course, Imperial College, London, UK Team building and training for a career in research, recognised by Times Higher award 2010. 2006 – 2007 President of PhotoSoc, University of Nottingham, UK Motivated committee & liaised with architects in Hallward Library refurbishment project. 2003 – 2004 Head Boy, St. Theodore’s RC Sports College and Sixth Form Centre, Burnley, UK Giving speeches at fund-raising events & running workshops on exam revision techniques. Employment 2012 – Teaching Laboratory Manager, Imperial College, London, UK Lecturing and lab teaching on MSc courses in Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Pathology of Viruses. Managing labs across multiple buildings during refurbishment. Orchestrated lab refurbishment and equipment procurement on £1.2mn project. Conferences......................................................................... 2012 Experimental Biology, EB 2012, San Diego, USA Poster: “Formyl peptide receptor ligands exert differential effects on corticosterone release”. 2011 Society for Endocrinology, BES 2011, Birmingham, UK Poster: “The mediatory role of formyl peptide receptor (FPR) ligands in times of stress”. 2010 British Pharmacological Society, BPS Winter Meeting 2010, London, UK Oral presentation: “Negotiating with a pea-sized hormone factory”. 2008 Centre for Integrative Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology (CIMPP) Symposium, London, UK Poster presentation: “Sex, folic acid, and programming of glucocorticoid receptor expression in rats”. Societies........................................................................... British Pharmacological Society British Society for Neuroendocrinology American Physiological Society Society for Endocrinology Endocrine Society