JOnny KOhl - PI

After studying Biochemistry, pre-clinical Medicine and Neurosciences in Germany, Jonny joined Greg Jefferis' group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK for his PhD. There, he worked on sexually dimorphic pheromone processing in Drosophila and developed novel strategies for ultra-fast labeling of tissues. He was awarded the Max Perutz Prize for his PhD work. He subsequently joined Catherine Dulac's lab at Harvard as a postdoc, supported by fellowships from EMBO, HFSP and the Wellcome Trust. His work in the Dulac lab focused on deconstructing the circuits underlying parental behavior in male and female mice. He has been continuing this work in Tiago Branco's group at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, supported by a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant. In early 2019, he started his own group at The Francis Crick Institute in London, UK.


PATTY WAI - Senior Laboratory Research Scientist

Patty studied Biochemistry at the University of Sussex and then went on to work in the lab of Dr Rachael Natrajan in the Functional Genomics lab at the Institute of Cancer Research (London, UK), first as a Scientific Officer and later Higher Scientific Officer. She focused on functionally characterising genetic alterations in cancer and how these genetic dependencies could be exploited therapeutically. She then joined the lab of Dr Ilaria Malanchi at The Francis Crick Institute, studying the tumour microenvironment. In 2019, Patty will join the Kohl lab as a Senior Laboratory Research Scientist.