Medical Research Council (MRC)
European Research Council (ERC)
Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
Director of the Oxford Tissue Imaging Centre
Anjali Kusumbe is the head of the Tissue and Tumour Microenvironments Group at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
She received an MRC Career Development Award in 2017 and European Research Council, Starting Grant, in 2019 to lead her independent research programme. She completed her postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany, in 2016. She pursued her doctoral studies with a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research fellowship, India and was awarded a PhD in 2012.
Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) GOLD Award, 2023
Rising Star (International Society for Regenerative Biology), 2023
Women In Cell Biology Early Career Medal (British Society for Cell Biology), 2023
Life Sciences Medal (Royal Microscopical Society), 2022
Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) GOLD Award, 2022
Iain T Boyle Memorial Award (European Calcified Tissue Society), 2021
Alice L. Jee Award (Orthopaedic Research Society), 2015
Werner-Risau Memorial Award (German Society for Cell Biology), 2014
Memberships & Honours
Elected Member - Royal Microscopical Society Life Sciences Section Committee
Director - Wolfson Imaging Centre, Oxford
Founding Scientific Lead for Tissue Imaging - Oxford-Zeiss Centre of Excellence (Zeiss CoE)
UK Reference Customer - Miltenyi Biotec (MB)
John Goldman Fellow (Leukaemia UK)
European Research Council (ERC) Investigator
Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research Senior Fellow (until 2021)
Elected member - European Calcified Tissue Society Academy & Task force leader - mentoring committee for students and junior postdocs (until 2017)
The Kusumbe group is very grateful to MRC, ERC, Leukaemia UK, CRUK and KTRR for supporting the research in the lab.
Imaging/Microscope Grants for the Imaging Faciities:
Kusumbe as the Lead Investigator or Co-Investigator
Zeiss 880 Laser Scanning Microscope
UM2 Light Sheet Microscope
Blaze Light Sheet Microscope
Leica Tissue Scanner
Zeiss 980 Laser Scanning Microscope
Cell scientist to watch – Anjali Kusumbe
Anjali K., (2023), Journal of Cell Science, 136
Different niches for stem cells carrying the same oncogenic driver affect pathogenesis and therapy response in myeloproliferative neoplasms.
Grockowiak E. et al, (2023), Nat Cancer, 4, 1193 - 1209
Type H blood vessels in coupling angiogenesis-osteogenesis and its application in bone tissue engineering.
Xu Z. et al, (2023), J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater, 111, 1434 - 1446
Lymphatic vessels in bone support regeneration after injury.
Biswas L. et al, (2023), Cell, 186, 382 - 397.e24
Oestrogen enforces the integrity of blood vessels in the bone during pregnancy and menopause.
Rodrigues J. et al, (2022), Nat Cardiovasc Res, 1, 918 - 932