Abigail Tucker

Abigail Tucker


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Research interests

Patterning of the branchial arches and development of the head.

Biographical details

Abigail Tucker obtained her DPhil from Oxford University in 1996 in the laboratory of Professor Jonathan Slack. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Guy’s Hospital, London, in the laboratories of Professor Paul Sharpe and Professor Andrew Lumsden. Here, she started her interest in embryonic development of the head.

She set up her own laboratory as a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow in 1999 in the Medical Research Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s. In 2002, she moved to her current position as lecturer in the Department of Craniofacial Development within the Dental Institute at King’s College London and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Doctor of Philosophy, Tail development in Xenopus Laevis, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992


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