Mirvat Surakhy

Mirvat Surakhy

Postdoctoral Scientist

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology/ University of Oxford

Email: mirvat.surakhy@path.ox.ac.uk






Network Associate


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I am a postdoctoral researcher at Dunn School of Pathogy investigating the heterogeneity of malignant nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs). I obtained my DPhil from Jesus College, University of Oxford in 2015 where I developed a special interest in understanding cancer mechanisms. During my study I worked on different models of intestinal cancer (murine models, organoids and cell lines) with different genes (Smad4, Cdh1, and Igf2r). Following the completion of my DPhil, I joined the Ludwig institute-Oxford for three years as a postdoctoral researcher studying adrenocortical carcinoma where I gained further experience in cancer genomics and bioinformatics. During 2020-21, I worked as a computational biologist at the VALIDATE/ Jenner Institute, primarily focusing on characterizing the immune responses among volunteers who received BCG vaccine using single cell RNA-seq of cells from BAL fluid.


Key Publications:

Available at PubMed

New paper available: A common polymorphism in the retinoic acid pathway modifies adrenocortical carcinoma age-dependent incidence in British Journal of Cancer