People | Mr. James Gubbins

Mr. James Gubbins, PhD student

James obtained his BSc Degree in Biochemistry at Imperial College London in 2011. Following the completion of his degree with a targeted photodynamic therapy project, he was awarded the Lee Summer Student Fellowship Award by the University of Southern California Research Centre for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Disease to investigate the signalling mechanisms behind liver fibrosis. He returned to Imperial College to complete an MRes in Cancer Biology in 2012 graduating with distinction.  He initially investigated cancer cell apoptotic response to therapy for the definition of PET imaging protocol. He then went on to elucidate protein kinases involved in the mechanisms of prostate cancer bone metastasis in collaboration with Cancer Research UK. James is currently working towards a PhD in the Nanomedicine Lab developing theranostic nanoparticle-liposome hybrids for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancer.