I originally trained as a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge (B.A.,M.Sci), before setting off across the Atlantic to do my Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School. In Sean Megason's lab, I fell in love with embryos, and spent the best part of six years watching them develop under a microscope. In my postdoc, supervised by John Marioni and Ben Simons at the University of Cambridge, I worked on several projects combining my training in physics with my love for developmental biology. In Summer 2020, I started as a Lecturer in Systems Biology at the IMS.
I use mathematical models, computational data analysis and close collaborations with experimentalists to understand development - the remarkable processes that allow single-cell embryos to develop into complex, functional and diverse adult forms. Please see my personal website for more details: https://twhiscock.github.io/
I am currently accepting PhDs in Maths, Biomedical Sciences, Physics.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
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Secreted inhibitors drive the loss of regeneration competence in Xenopus limbsDevelopment, vol. 148, no. 11, dev199158.Contributions to Journals: Articles
A dot-stripe Turing model of joint patterning in the tetrapod limbDevelopment, vol. 147, no. 8, dev183699Contributions to Journals: Articles
The myeloid lineage is required for the emergence of a regeneration-permissive environment following Xenopus tail amputationDevelopment, vol. 147, no. 3, 185496Contributions to Journals: Articles
Navigating at night: fundamental limits on the sensitivity of radical pair magnetoreception under dim lightQuarterly reviews of biophysics, vol. 52, e9Contributions to Journals: Review articles
Identification of a regeneration-organizing cell in the Xenopus tailScience, vol. 364, no. 6441, pp. 653-658Contributions to Journals: Articles
Adapting machine-learning algorithms to design gene circuitsBMC Bioinformatics, vol. 20, 214Contributions to Journals: Articles
A single-cell molecular map of mouse gastrulation and early organogenesisNature, vol. 566, pp. 490-495Contributions to Journals: Articles
Identity and novelty in the avian syrinxProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, no. 41, pp. 10209-10217Contributions to Journals: Review articles
Size-reduced embryos reveal a gradient scaling-based mechanism for zebrafish somite formationDevelopment (Cambridge, England), vol. 145, no. 11, dev161257Contributions to Journals: Articles
Feedback between tissue packing and neurogenesis in the zebrafish neural tubeDevelopment (Cambridge), vol. 145, no. 9, 157040Contributions to Journals: Articles