Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Rachael Walker

Head of Flow Cytometry: Dr Rachael Walker
Building 580, Babraham Institute, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, CB22 3AT
01223 496559

Rachael has over a dozen years of experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting and nearly 10 years of working in flow cytometry core facilities. Rachael joined the core in September 2012, following 7 years running Flow Cytometry Core Facilities at the University of Cambridge.

Rachael has extensive experience in analysis and sorting cells of differing types including; immunology, cell biology, stem cell biology, large cells such as cardiomyocytes, c. elegans eggs; organelles such as nuclei. Rachael can provide expertise in experimental setup, optimisation and analysis. She can help with optimal instrument set up, post-acquisition analysis of data and preparing figures for papers.

2005- PhD in Tissue Engineering, Department of Clinical Engineering, University of Liverpool
2001- BMedSc (Honours), Biomedical Materials Science, University of Birmingham

Flow Cytometry community
Rachael is very involved with the flow cytometry community on a local, national and international level.

Rachael’s work includes:
  • Awarded International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Scholarship 2012-2014
  • Awarded ISAC ‘Emerging Leader in Shared Resource Laboratory’ Scholarship 2014-2016
  • Co-chair of ISAC Membership Services Committee
  • Member of ISAC Program committee for CYTO conferences since 2010
  • Secretary and organiser of local Mid-Anglia Cytometry (MACC) meetings
  • Secretary of flowcytometryUK, also one of main organisers of flowcytometryUK national annual meetings
  • Fellow and Secretary of Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Cytometry Section
  • Lecturer at RMS Annual Flow Cytometry Course
  • ​Regular contributor to ‘Flow Cytometry’ Channel on Bitesize Bio website.

Facility Members

Latest Publications

The spindle assembly checkpoint works like a rheostat rather than a toggle switch.

Collin P,Nashchekina O,Walker R,Pines J

Nature cell biology
15 1476-4679:1378-85 (2013)

PMID: 24096242

Germline potential of parthenogenetic haploid mouse embryonic stem cells.

Leeb M,Walker R,Mansfield B,Nichols J,Smith A,Wutz A

Development (Cambridge, England)
139 1477-9129:3301-5 (2012)

PMID: 22912412

A high-throughput, flow cytometry-based method to quantify DNA-end resection in mammalian cells.

Forment JV,Walker RV,Jackson SP

Cytometry. Part A : the journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
81 1552-4930:922-8 (2012)

PMID: 22893507

A system for imaging the regulatory noncoding Xist RNA in living mouse embryonic stem cells.

Ng K,Daigle N,Bancaud A,Ohhata T,Humphreys P,Walker R,Ellenberg J,Wutz A

Molecular biology of the cell
22 1939-4586:2634-45 (2011)

PMID: 21613549

Oct4 and LIF/Stat3 additively induce Krüppel factors to sustain embryonic stem cell self-renewal.

Hall J,Guo G,Wray J,Eyres I,Nichols J,Grotewold L,Morfopoulou S,Humphreys P,Mansfield W,Walker R,Tomlinson S,Smith A

Cell stem cell
5 1875-9777:597-609 (2009)

PMID: 19951688

Intervertebral disc cell-mediated mesenchymal stem cell differentiation.

Richardson SM,Walker RV,Parker S,Rhodes NP,Hunt JA,Freemont AJ,Hoyland JA

Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio)
24 1066-5099:707-16 (2006)

PMID: 16223853

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