Dr Claire Ozber

Dr Claire Ozber


I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Technician in November 2015 and completed my PhD in Medicine (Cardiovascular Science) here at the University of Leeds (2018-2021), which i undertook part-time whilst in this role. 
I have also previously completed a BSc(Hons) in Genetics at the University of Leeds (2013) and an MSc in Molecular Medicine at the University of Sheffield (2014).

Since September 2022 I have been working as a Research Fellow in LIMR on a variety of cancer projects encompassing a common theme of identifying markers of drug resistance and/or susceptibility and biomarkers which may be of use in personalising treatment. 

Research interests

I am currently developing a new project exploring the viability of using microfluidic perfusion devices as prognostic tools in the treatment of Colorectal cancer with chemotherapeutic drugs.


  • AFHEA (2022)
  • PhD Medicine (2021)
  • MSc Molecular Medicine (2014)
  • BSc(Hons) Genetics (2013)

Student education

I contribute to teaching on a number of undergraduate Medicine modules (MBChB programme) whereby these modules are scientific as opposed to clinical, in line with my expertise. These modules span anatomy, disease models, problem solving, and research skills such as study design. I more commonly contribute towards teaching within the laboratory setting. I teach a variety of high level experimental protocols and train on a variety of equipment and this teaching is delivered to both taught and research students at all levels. I also supervise students within the laboratory setting and have been part of the supervision team for undergraduate medical students and masters students. I am pleased to have been awarded AFHEA status in recognition of these contributions.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Targets and therapies
  • Surgical technology