Dr Dan Hayward

As a postdoctoral researcher in the Gruneberg lab I use a combinatorial approach involving biochemistry, live imaging and fixed imaging to ascertain the roles of individual proteins in generating a spindle assembly checkpoint response in human cells. Prior to joining the lab in 2013 I completed by PhD in the lab of James Wakefield at the University of Exeter studying the multiple pathways that can be employed to build mitotic spindles in Drosophila syncytial embryos. My main scientific interests lie in discovering the routes through which mitosis is regulated, with a particular focus on the minimum components required to undergo functional mitosis and how these basic requirements are different in diverse cell types.