Professor Abigail Tucker
Professor of Development and Evolution, King’s College London
Abigail Tucker obtained her DPhil from Oxford University in 1996 in the lab of Prof Jonathan Slack. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Guy’s Hospital, London, in the labs of Prof Paul Sharpe and Prof Andrew Lumsden. Here she started her interest in formation of the head. She set up her own lab as a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development fellow in 1999 in the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s. In 2002 she moved to the Department of Craniofacial Development within the Dental Institute at King’s College London and was promoted to Professor in 2015. She recently completed a Wellcome Senior Investigator Award and is currently funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Prof Tucker is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a Fellow of the Anatomical Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.