People and contacts

Current lab members

Claudio Alonso
Principal Investigator

Raouf Issa

Marleen Klann

Micaela Sartoretti

Sofia Pinho
Research Technician

Jonathan Menzies
PhD Student

Aishwarya Padmanabhan
PhD Student

Edward O'Garro Priddie
PhD Student

Bhavna Verma
PhD Student

Joe Scarborough
MSc Student


Co-supervised PhD students

Laura Corona
PhD Student
Supervisors: Professor Claudio Alonso & Dr Jeremy Niven (50:50)

Sofie-Helene Seibel
PhD Student
Supervisors: Professor Leon Lagnado & Professor Claudio Alonso (95:05)

Lab images

Laboratory contacts

Lab address
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QG
United Kingdom

Lab telephone numbers
Laboratory:  +44 (0) 1273 877 081
Office:          +44 (0) 1273 678 921


Former lab members


João Picao-Osorio
Now a Post-doc in Marie Anne Felix's Lab at the Institut de Biologie, École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France).

Richard Kaschula
Now a Post-doc in Iris Salecker's Lab at the Francis Crick Institute (London, UK).

Marta Costa
Now the Project Team Leader for the Drosophila Connectomics group, Department of Zoology and MRC LMB (Cambridge, UK).

Pedro Patraquim
Now a Post-doc in Juan Pablo Couso's Lab at the Developmental Biology Institute of Andalucia (Seville, Spain).

Ines Baldaia
Soon to be a Post-doc in Vil Fernandes' Lab in University College London (UCL) (London, UK).

Maria Warnefors
Now a Post-doc in Henrik Kaessmann's Lab at the Centre of Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland).

Ghows Azzam

Now a Lecturer in Developmental Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia).

Elvira Lafuente
Now a PhD student in Patricia Beldade's Lab at the Gulbenkian Institute (IGC) (Lisbon, Portugal).



  • SPONSORSHIP OF FELLOWSHIPS AND STUDENTSHIPS. For informal enquiries about the possibility of sponsorship for externally-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships and PhD Studentships to develop your work in our lab please contact Claudio Alonso at: