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Professor Angela J. Russell
Associate Professor in Medicinal Chemistry
Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology
Bernard Taylor Fellow and Tutor in Organic Chemistry
St John's College
University of Oxford

Angela gained her MChem degree from the University of Oxford in 2000 and her DPhil in Organic Chemistry in 2004 under the joint supervision of Professor Steve Davies and Dr Tim Perera from Yamanouchi plc (now Astellas Pharma Inc.). In July 2007 she was awarded a prestigious Research Councils’ UK Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry jointly between the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology in Oxford. In 2012 she was appointed as University Lecturer, and in 2014 an Associate Professor, of Medicinal Chemistry. Angela’s research interests broadly encompass the development of small molecules to control developmental processes. Angela has realised several successful multidisciplinary research collaborations, including identifying small molecules to upregulate utrophin for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, developing novel inhibitors and activators of developmental signaling pathways and new anti-cancer agents. Since 2005 Angela has initiated a number of collaborative programmes involving the discovery and development of small molecules to manipulate stem cell fate.