Dr Claire Morgan
Senior Lecturer
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 606543

Claire gained her PhD in 2002 and since then has worked in the field of cancer research. Claire has previously held a post at the prestigious MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge before returning to Swansea University. Since 2004 Claire’s research has focused on investigating the molecular biology of prostate cancer in terms of its response to chemotherapeutic agents. Claire is now based at the Institute of Life Science 1 and her research sits with the College “Biomarkers and Genes” Theme. Claire focuses on the identification and validation of molecular biomarkers for the prediction of prostate cancer outcome as well as having interests in elucidating biomarkers for lung and pancreatic cancer. Aside from cancer research, Claire works in the field of angiogenesis and the role it plays in the spread of cancer as well as in wound healing and is part of the Swansea Maggot Research Group. Claire is also a Senior Lecturer in Genetics and teaches on the Genetics and Medical Genetics BSc degree schemes in the College of Medicine.

Claire’s particular areas of expertise include:
• Medical Genetics
• Cancer research
• Cancer Biomarkers,
• Angiogenesis
• Wound healing

Administrative responsibilities
Chair – College of Medicine Student Staff Consultative Committee
Member – College of Medicine Learning and Teaching Committee
Member – College of Medicine Genetics and Biochemistry Board of Studies
Member - College of Medicine Research Committee

Publications

  1. & A Crosstalk BetweenK ras(Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Viral Oncogene Homologue) and Adherence Molecular Complex Leads to Disassociation of Cells-A Possible Contribution Towards Metastasis in Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 117(10), 2340-2345.
  2. & Role of antimicrobial peptides in lung cancer therapy. Journal of antimicrobial agents 3, 134
  3. & MutAIT: An online genetic toxicology portal and analysis tool.. Mutagenesis
  4. & Does maggot therapy promote wound healing? The clinical and cellular evidence. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, n/a-n/a.
  5. & Increased expression of ARF GTPases in prostate cancer tissue. SpringerPlus 4(1)

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Teaching

  • PM-133 Evolutionary and Molecular Genetics

    The module starts with a consideration of aspects of genetics and related topics, eg. mitosis and meiosis, mutation, genomes, recombination, transcription, translation, protein structure and protein properties. The second part of the module deals with evolutionary biology, natural selection and variation, molecular evolution, species and their creation, classification and phylogeny.

  • PM-133C Geneteg Esblygiadol a Molecwlaidd

    Mae'r modiwl yn dechrau drwy ystyried agweddau ar eneteg a phynciau perthynol e.e. mitosis a meiosis, mwtadiad, genomau, ailgyfuno, trawsgrifiad, trosiad, strwythur protein a phriodweddau protein. Mae ail ran y modiwl yn cynnwys bioleg esblygiadol, detholiad naturiol ac amrywiad, esblygiad molecwlaidd, rhywogaethau a'u cread, dosbarthiad a ffylogenedd.

  • PM-200 Genetic Analysis II

    This module will give assignments designed to build on essay writing and oral presentation skills introduced in level 1. It will also develop critical evaluation, analysis skills for the understanding of peer-reviewed research papers.

  • PM-200C Dadansoddiad Geneteg II

    Gosodir aseiniadau ar y modiwl hwn i adeiladu ar y sgiliau ysgrifennu traethawd a chyflwyno llafar a gyflwynwyd yn lefel 1. Hefyd, datblygir sgiliau gwerthuso beirniadol a dadansoddi at ddibenion deall papurau ymchwil a adolygir gan gymheiriaid.

  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project

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  • PM-317 Genetics of Cancer

    This module will provide students with an advanced understanding about the genetic mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis, and how these underlying processes and molecules affect the human body.

Supervision

  • The cytotoxic effects of antimicrobial peptides Temporin A and Cecropin on non-small cell lumg cancer (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Lewis
  • A study of deprivation status linkage to quality of life measurements in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Lewis
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan
  • 'Unbiased and targeted metabolomic approaches to biomarker discovery for pancreatic cancer' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Ed Dudley
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Dyson
  • Investigation of glycosylation patterns by optical spectroscopy for diagnosis of COPD and exacerbation. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Lewis
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan
  • 'The role of STEAP2 in Prostate Cancer Progression' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Shareen Doak
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan
  • Pre-operative assessment of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast - comparing Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with C-view, and magnetic resonance imaging (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Lewis
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Morgan