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Dr Elizabeth Coker

Postdoctoral Associate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Computational and systems biology

Elizabeth Coker is a postdoctoral fellow in Mathew Garnett’s Translational Cancer Genomics group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Academic interests

Lizzie Coker’s academic interests include: 

  • Drug combinations for cancer
  • Drug discovery and target prioritization
  • Personalized medicine
  • Network biology
  • Data science.

Degrees obtained

  • MA, Cantab.
  • MSci, Cantab.
  • PhD, The Institute of Cancer Research, University of London.

Awards and prizes

  • AACR-Aflac, Inc. Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting (2016).

Biography

Elizabeth Coker is a postdoctoral fellow in Mathew Garnett’s Translational Cancer Genomics group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Her research focuses on the selection of drug combinations to treat cancer. Her work integrates principles of drug target selection, cellular biology, network theory and predictive modelling to provide insights into how cancer cells respond to different drug treatments, and ultimately inform both basic science and clinical practice. Other research interests include signal propagation in biological networks and evolution of drug resistance.

Other interests

Horse riding, knitting.

Publications, links and resources

Please see a list of publications on ORCID.

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