Meet Dr. Sophie Acton, working in stromal immunology and anti-tumour immunity!

Sophie studied Pharmacology at the University of Bath, before spending a year working at Millenium Pharmaceuticals. She then started a PhD at the Cancer Research UK London research institute, studying mechanisms of metastasis in melanoma. Sophie┬┤s first postdoc position was located at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, working on mechanisms of dendritic cell migration. For her second postdoctoral training, back in London with Caetano Reis e Sousa, she worked on mechanisms of lymph node expansion. Sophie started her own group at the MRC Laboratory for molecular cell biology at UCL in 2016. She was supported through as a postdoc by a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, and her lab now is funded by Cancer Research UK and the European Research council.