New Head of School for Cellular and Molecular Medicine
20 July 2017
Prof Anne Ridley FMedSci FRS has been confirmed as the new Head of School for Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
She is currently Head of the Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton Section in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King’s College London. She will succeed Prof Chris Paraskeva when she takes up her post in January 2018.
Prof Ridley’s academic career has included postdoctoral research at MIT and at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, a professorship at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UCL and, since 2007, a post as Professor of Cell Biology at King’s College London. Her awards include the British Society of Cell Biology’s Hooke Medal and the Lilian-Bettencourt Prize for the Life Sciences.
She became a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2009, and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012. She became an honorary fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society in 2014 and a fellow of the Royal Society in 2017.