Professor David Stephens

David is Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Bristol.

Following postdoctoral work at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, in 2001 he moved to the University of Bristol as an MRC Non-Clinical Research Fellow and was appointed to his current role in 2010.

David has had held key leadership roles within the University of Bristol including as Research Director for the School of Biochemistry and as Chair of the Steering Group for the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility.

With BBSRC, David has worked on several peer review and advisory panels, including as Chair of Research Committee D and as a member of Research Advisory Panel.

Additional roles have included serving on committees of both the British Society for Cell Biology and Royal Microscopical Society as well as editorial work for several journals.

His own research in Bristol is centred on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cell organisation and function, notably using advanced microscopy methods to probe membrane and cytoskeleton dynamics.

David’s work includes multidisciplinary approaches integrating chemistry, physics, and mathematics with biology, as well as close collaboration with clinical colleagues to understand how these normal cellular functions fail in disease.

Term ends: 31 March 2022

Last updated: 4 April 2022

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