Sathya Muralidhar


04/2019 - Present
Post-Doctoral Training Fellow, Division of Molecular Pathology, the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
10/2015 - 03/2019
PhD, Melanoma transcriptomics, University of Leeds- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow
10/2011 - 12/2013
M.Sc, Molecular Biosciences and Cancer Biology, University of Heidelberg- DKFZ, Germany
08/2007 - 08/2011
Bachelor of Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Anna University, India


Journal papers

  1. Pozniak J, Nsengimana J, Laye JP, O'Shea SJ, Diaz JMS, Droop AP, Filia A, Harland M, Davies JR, Mell T, Randerson-Moor JA, Muralidhar S , Hogan SA, Freiberger SN, Levesque MP, Cook GP, Bishop DT, Newton-Bishop J.Genetic and environmental determinants of immune response to cutaneous melanoma, Cancer Res. 2019 Feb 17. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-2864.
  2. Nsengimana J, Laye J, Filia A, O'Shea S, Muralidhar S , Pozniak J, Droop A, Chan M, Walker C, Parkinson L, Gascoyne J, Mell T, Polso M, Jewell R, Randerson-Moor J, Cook GP, Bishop DT, Newton-Bishop J. Beta-Catenin-mediated immune evasion pathway frequently operates in primary cutaneous melanomas. J Clin Invest, 2018. 128(5): p. 2048-2063.
  3. Gutierrez DA, Muralidhar S , Feyerabend TB, Herzig S, Rodewald HR. Hematopoietic Kit Deficiency, rather than Lack of Mast Cells, Protects Mice from Obesity and Insulin Resistance. Cell Metab, 2015. 21(5): p. 678-91.

Conference oral presentations

  1. Selected abstract- Melanoma discovery and medicine session, NCRI annual meeting, Glasgow 2018
  2. Invited speaker- Ulster University, Coleraine, September 2017
  3. Selected abstract- GenoMel/MELGEN annual meetings held in Leeds (2016), Genoa (2017) and Essen (2018)
  4. Selected abstract- Vitamin D and analogs in Prevention and Therapy annual meeting, Homburg 2017

Conference poster presentations

  1. Society of Melanoma Research annual meeting, Boston 2016
  2. American Association of Cancer Research annual meeting, Chicago 2018
  3. Society of Melanoma Research annual meeting, Manchester 2018

Work experience

  • Industry experience/secondment: Data curation principles and practice: Eagle Genomics (Wellcome Genome Campus), Cambridge
  • Student Research Assistant, Division of Cellular Immunology, DKFZ

Outreach activities

  • Melanoma awareness and working-in-science booths aimed at general public- Be Curious Science festival (Leeds) and CRUK support conference (Leeds)
  • School visit (Bedale primary school, Leeds) to promote melanoma research awareness
  • Certified STEM teaching ambassador
  • Blogs about my research to the non-scientific reader: and