Cheryll Tickle

Cheryll Tickle, CBE FRS FRSE, is a distinguished British scientist, known for her work in developmental biology and specifically for her research into the process by which vertebrate limbs develop ab ovo.

Tickle graduated from Cambridge University in 1967, and received her Ph.D. from Glasgow University in 1970. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, as a lecturer and reader at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, and (after Middlesex merged with it in 1987) a reader and professor at University College London. She then moved to the University of Dundee in 1998, where she became Foulerton Professor of the Royal Society in 2000, and moved again to the University of Bath in 2007, retaining the Foulerton Professor title. She was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1998, a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2000, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2001. In 2004 the University of St. Andrews awarded her an honorary doctorate. In 2005 she was named a Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. She also serves as a governor of the Caledonian Research Foundation.

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