Dr Zaruhi Poghosyan

Zaruhi obtained BSc in Biochemistry in Yerevan State University (Republic of Armenia), followed by a PhD in Molecular Biology in the Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences (Yerevan, Republic of Armenia). Zaruhi has had two years of postdoctoral training in plant research, first in the University of Athens (Greece) by winning the Greek State Scholarship, followed by a year in the John Innes Centre (UK), having been awarded Royal Society and Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships. In 1998 Zaruhi joined Professor Dylan Edwards’ group in UEA (Norwich) as a postdoctoral scientist, starting the research on metalloproteinase disintegrin ADAM15. In 2003 Zaruhi obtained a lectureship in Cancer Studies in Cardiff University. For several years her researched focused on the initiation and progression of thyroid cancer. In 2010 she restarted her work on ADAM15, investigating the consequences of ADAM15 splicing in promoting cancer progression.