Simon Newstead is Professor of Molecular Membrane Biology in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and the Biochemistry tutor at Christ Church. He received his MBiochem (Hons.) degree from the University of Bath in 2001 and his PhD in protein crystallography with Professor Garry Taylor at the University of St Andrews in 2004. Simon then joined the membrane protein laboratory of Professor So Iwata, at Imperial College London, where he worked on structural studies of secondary active transporters and methods development in membrane protein structural biology. In 2009, he was awarded an MRC career development award to establish a research group in Oxford focused on structural studies of the POT family of proton coupled peptide transporters. In 2013 he became an Associate Professor and Wellcome New Investigator. In 2015 he was promoted to Professor of Molecular Membrane Biology. Research in the laboratory is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust, MRC and BBSRC.
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