Antonia Kefala Stavridi

Antonia Kefala Stavridi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tonia was born in Athens, Greece. She did her undergraduate in Biotechnology at Imperial College London, UK, followed by an MPhil in Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, UK, focusing on optimising the delivery of human tetratricopeptide repeat proteins into cancer cells. She then worked in the Tissue Diagnostics and Sequencing marketing team at Roche Diagnostics UK before returning to Cambridge to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry in Tom Blundell’s group, focusing on cryo-EM studies of the non-homologous end joining DNA repair pathway and early-stage drug discovery. Tonia joined the DNA Replication Group in October 2022 as a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the mechanisms of human DNA replication initiation. In her free time, Tonia enjoys travelling, socialising with friends, boxing, and visiting art galleries.