Meet the Network Committee
The network is run by a committee of fellows who represent many of our major fellowship programmes. The committee set the direction of the network, organise the workshops, evaluate feedback and help connect our members.
Lorna is a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (Radcliffe Department of Medicine). Working in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, the focus of her fellowship is to investigate circadian regulation of liver energy metabolism in diabetes. Lorna joined the Committee as she is very interested in helping drive links between academia and industry.
Stefania is a BMS Fellow and works on the neuroimmunology of Parkinson's Disease in Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. She just started her third year as a fellow and thinks that being part of the Industry Fellows & Postdocs Network is a great opportunity, as it gives everyone the chance to expand their own field of knowledge and start new and fruitful collaborations.
Stephanie graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2003, and then undertook an equine orthopaedics internship. In 2012, she completed a PhD on the role of inflammation in equine tendinopathy. Stephanie then joined Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences to advance and translate her research from horse to human and was awarded consecutive Fellowships from Versus Arthritis and an Oxford-UCB Prize Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences.
Shilpa is a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (Radcliffe Department of Medicine). She is a lipid physiologist focused on the hepatic manifestations of metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. Shilpa has an interest in research translation and innovation and is keen to help increase industry engagement for early career researchers.
Nan joined Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences) in January 2019, investigating Fibrosis and Tissue Regeneration in relation to Dupuytren’s disease. In March 2020, she began an Oxford-BMS Fellowship in the same group, focussing on liver fibrosis. Beyond the lab, Nan is a member of the Public Engagement Committee for the Society for Endocrinology.
Dragana is a Biomedical Engineer by training with a Doctorate in Physiology. She is currently a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellow studying the metabolism and function of the heart and the liver in Radcliffe Department of Medicine. Dragana is excited about joining the Industry Fellows & Postdocs Network, and is looking forward to the opportunities that can be created for researchers across at the University.