- DPhil, Infection, Immunology, and Translational Medicine, University of Oxford
- MS, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
- BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
- Current Affiliation
- University of Oxford
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Richard Wheeler is a molecular cell biologist whose work primarily involves the unicellular human pathogens Leishmania and Trypanosoma, particularly quantitative systems biology questions involving the self-organisation of their cell structure and their flagellum-driven motility. He did his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in biochemistry and physics, before moving to the University of Oxford to do a Wellcome trust-funded PhD with Keith Gull. After a short post-doctoral position, he was then awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowship and used this opportunity to broaden his cell biology horizons, working with Tony Hyman before moving back to Oxford to found his independent laboratory under a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale fellowship. Richard was involved in running the earliest screens to identify compounds able to modulate condensate formation, drawing on his background of quantitative biology and automated image analysis.