Dr Neville Gilhooly

Dr Neville Gilhooly

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Contact details

Room WX2.62, IBR West
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Neville Gilhooly is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow working in Dr Aga Gambus’ laboratory. His research focuses on understanding the regulatory processes and molecular details that underpin the termination phase of DNA replication. He approaches these problems using a combination of biochemical and biophysical techniques, notably real time single-molecule fluorescence imaging. He has a long-standing interest in the fields of DNA replication and repair and determining how these pathways are coordinated with one another at the molecular level.


  • PhD in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, 2009


Dr Gilhooly obtained his BsC in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol in 2009. He remained in Bristol for his PhD under the supervision of Dr Mark Dillingham working on the Mechanism of Recombination Hotspot Recognition by an AddAB-type helicase-nuclease. In 2014, he moved to the University of California, Davis to pursue postdoctoral work with Professor Stephen Kowalczykowski on single-molecule visualisation of bacterial DNA replication, in collaboration with Dr Ken Marians (MSKCC). He was awarded an Anna D Barker fellowship during this period. In 2019, Dr Gilhooly returned to the UK on a Marie Curie fellowship to undertake work in Aga Gambus’ laboratory on replication termination, utilising his nascent expertise in single-molecule imaging techniques.