Dr Ben L Murton


College Teaching Associate, External Director of Studies in Biochemistry
SpecialisationBiochemistry and Cell Biology/Learning and Development
Research interestsMy research career has been based around using biophysical methods to ask and answer the questions that other techniques could not address. I have worked on chromatin modification in cancer, innate immune system contributions to allergy and the regulation of T-cell activation. This diverse background is critical when teaching the broad first-year courses at St John’s.

I have long had an interest in teaching and learning and have been supervising for the college since 2003. I moved to work for the University’s Researcher Development Programme in 2015 and then to The Alan Turing Institute as Head of Researcher Development and Training in 2018. I am now able to combine training skills (especially communication skills and personal effectiveness) with work on the national strategy for data science and AI training.