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Sarah Larkin

MBiochem, PhD

Live Tissue Facility Manager

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Summary

I manage the Live Tissue Facility, a dedicated resource for research using human tissue. Conventional laboratory models are inadequate in recreating the complexity of human tumours and the variability between patients. The Live Tissue Facility offers support and expertise to researchers who want to test their hypotheses or validate their approaches in human tissue.

I work closely with commercial researchers across the biotechnology sector who are interested in using human tissue to demonstrate the validity of their products and approaches.

Within the Live Tissue Facility I also lead research projects focused on optimising methods for processing and using human tissue. My research findings inform Live Tissue Facility procedures so we can maximise the useful data that can be obtained from every sample.


Sarah completed her first degree in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and followed this with a PhD in cancer research at the University of Warwick. As a postdoctoral researcher she returned to Oxford where she continued to work in cancer research, before joining the Department of Oncology in 2019.

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