David Stephens is a Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Bristol in the UK.

The Stephens lab has studied ER-to-Golgi transport since its establishment in 2001. David started his lab in Bristol following postdoctoral training in membrane trafficking and cell imaging (with George Banting, Bristol and Rainer Pepperkok, EMBL Heidelberg). The lab has made extensive use of cell imaging techniques, notably live cell imaging, to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying membrane traffic in mammalian cells. Our more recent work integrates electron microscopy techniques and zebrafish genetics to address these problems in vivo.

The Stephens lab has received significant funding from the BBSRC and MRC (the latter notably through Non-Clinical Career Development (2001-2005) and later Senior (2005-2010) Research Fellowships). I have received project grant funding from the MRC work on microtubule motors in cargo sorting (2010) and ER export (2012) and most recently to develop a better understanding of the role of endomembranes, notably the Golgi in the formation of primary cilia (2013); these are not related to the current application. David was a co-applicant on significant infrastructure grants to support the Bioimaging and Proteomics facilities as well as to establish our Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD Programme in Dynamic Cell Biology.

David is Chair of BBSRC Committee D (Molecules, Cells, and Industrial Biotechnology) as is an Editor for Journal of Cell Science.

If you are interested in joining the lab then please be aware that PhD student recruitment is primarily driven through the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme.

Postdoctoral vacancies are advertised on the University of Bristol website and through jobs.ac.uk and naturejobs.com

If you are interested in writing and independent fellowship to join the lab then please contact David by email.

If looking to request reagents from us then please do consult Addgene for our most commonly requested plasmids.

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