Sharon Tooze, Ph.D.
The Francis Crick Institute

Dr. Tooze has over twenty years of deep experience in the field of molecular cell biology. Currently, she leads the Molecular Cell Biology of Autophagy laboratory at The Francis Crick Institute, a biomedical research institute focused on advancing, promoting, and sharing the understanding of human health and disease. Dr. Tooze’s research is focused on expanding the knowledge of the core autophagy proteins and novel effectors as well as understanding the role of autophagy in human disease. Prior to her position at the Francis Crick Institute, she held senior group leader and group leader positions at the Cancer Research UK (formerly ICRF). Before that, Dr. Tooze was a group leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Tooze completed her post-doctoral fellowship and Ph.D. at the EMBL. She obtained her M.S. from Yale University and her B.A. in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross.