Dr Rachel Toth

Joint head of Molecular Cloning Group, MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit

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Dr Rachel Toth is Joint-Head of the Molecular Biology group in the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy that supports the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences by providing the DNA clones that are vital for research. Following an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Durham, Rachel gained a PhD from Warwick University and then spent some time volunteering in Zambia before moving to Dundee with her scientist husband. Here she worked as a postdoctoral researcher for several years investigating plant viruses before taking up a position as a molecular biologist in her current group.

Rachel feels she is ideally suited for her current position as she is passionate about lab work and excels at being highly organised.

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