Jordan Raff is currently the César Milstein Chair of Cancer Cell Biology in The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford.
Jordan's work focuses on centrioles and centrosomes, important cellular organisers that help cells to divide and maintain their internal structure. His group uses the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system, combining genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches together with advanced microscopy and mathematical modelling. They have made several important discoveries about the role of centrioles and centrosomes in normal development and in cancer.
Jordan has a keen interest in promoting the public understanding of science. He is a member of EMBO and the Academy of Medical Sciences, and he was recently awarded the Biochemical Society Excellence in Science Award.
César Milstein Chair of Cancer Cell Biology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
Interest and expertise
Biochemistry and molecular cell biology
Biochemistry and molecular biology, Cell biology (incl molecular cell biology)
Microbiology, immunology and developmental biology