Dr Kathleen Weston
Kathleen Weston was a PhD student with Bart Barrell at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology from 1983 to 1986. After postdoctoral work with Michael Neuberger at the LMB and J Michael Bishop at the University of California, San Francisco, she set up her own lab at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. In 2009, she quit active research to become a science writer. She has published the books: “Blue Skies and Bench Space”, a history of the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, and “Engineering Nature’s Medicines: David Hopwood and the Streptomyces Revolution”. In 2020, the LMB published her book “Ahead of the Curve: Women Scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology”.