Eleanor Graham

Eleanor Graham

Role: PHD Student Email: e.r.graham2@newcastle.ac.uk


I graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Biosciences from the University of Glasgow in 2021. I enjoyed the research aspects of my course, including an Honours Project investigating the physiological effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on foetal sheep, and so decided to pursue an MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology at Imperial College London. During my Masters degree, I wrote a dissertation on the immune microenvironment of colorectal cancer, and undertook a lab project focussed on fibrosis and inflammation in human fibroblasts. I became interested in cellular and cancer biology and decided to continue my research with a PhD at NFRG.

My PhD project is focussed on the role of cellular senescence in hepatocellular carcinoma and its immune microenvironment. I am investigating the interplay between immune cells and senescent cells in the tumour and background liver. I am also interested in novel biomarkers of senescence in the liver. My project is supervised by Professor Derek Mann and Dr Jack Leslie.


  • MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology at Imperial College London (2022)

  • BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Biosciences at the University of Glasgow (2021)