Previous Research Fellows

We are committed to working together with leading UK universities to identify the next generation of scientific leaders. We fund a number of junior research fellowships across a wide spectrum of translational research fellowships with our partners the Stoneygate Trust across a wide spectrum of translational research projects. Please note that all applications must be made to the host university and not to the Rosetrees Trust.


Dr. Alice Giustacchini – UCL

Alice was a Rosetrees/Stoneygate UCL Excellence Fellow. Her research had a focus on measuring metabolic heterogeneity in normal tissue (hematopoietic stem cells) and in cancer (leukemia cells), to determine whether distinct cell metabolic states are functionally connected to their potential for malignant transformation and therapy resistance. During her post-doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, Alice resolved stem cell heterogeneity in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, using a single-cell transcriptomic approach allowing her to characterise a distinct leukemia stem cell population responsible for disease persistence.


Dr Peter Keating – UCL

Peter was a Rostrees/Stoneygate UCL Excellence fellow combining behavioural, neurophysiological, computational, and virtual reality techniques to study the development of spatial hearing and its maintenance in adulthood. The complementary goals of this research were to provide basic insight into auditory processing and use these insights to improve auditory function in specific environments or populations where it is compromised. Prior to that he completed a DPhil in Physiology as a Newton Abraham scholar in the Oxford Auditory Neuroscience Group, where he also pursued postdoctoral research funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Peter was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship in 2019.


Dr. Nuria Martinez-Lopez – Newcastle University

Nuria was a Rosetrees/Stoneygate Research Fellow who was based at the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University where the focus of her lab was understanding the molecular regulation of autophagy during ageing. Prior to that she was a post-doc in the lab of Rajat Singh in New York , where she worked on the correlation between autophagy and nutrient metabolism.