Dr Chris Mahony

Dr Chris Mahony

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact details

IBR West
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Mahony is a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in studying the genetic regulation of blood stem cells to help improve the treatment of a range of haematopoietic conditions, e.g. leukaemia.  


  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences, 2013 (University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, 2009 (University of Aberdeen, UK)


Chris completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2013 in Professor Vargesson’ s lab. He then moved to Geneva and worked in Professor Bertrand’s lab for his first postdoc. In 2019 he then moved to the University of Birmingham for his second postdoc positon in Dr Monteiro’s lab.


Ferrero, G, Mahony, CB, Dupuis, E, Yvernogeau, L, Di Ruggiero, E, Traver, D, Robin, C, Bertrand, JY and Wittamer, V. Temporally distinct populations of progenitors generate primitive and definitive microglia. Cell reports. 2018, July 3; 24(1):130-141.

Mahony, CB, Pasche, C, Bertrand JY. Oncostatin M and Kit-ligand control hematopoietic stem cell fate during zebrafish embryogenesis. Stem cell reports. 2018, Jun 5; 10(6): 1920–1934. 

Mahony, CB, McMenemy, S, Rafipay, AJ, Beedie, S, Fraga, LR, Gutschow, M, Figg, WD, Erskine, L, and Vargesson, N. CPS49-induced neurotoxicity does not cause limb patterning anomalies in developing chicken embryos. J Anat., 2018, Apr 232(4):568-574. 

Mahony, CB, Fish RJ., Pasche, C, and Bertrand JY. tfec controls the hematopoietic stem cell vascular niche during zebrafish embryogenesis. Blood. 2016 ;128(10):1336-13. 

Beedie SL, Mahony, CB, Walker, H, Chau CH, Vargesson, N, Figg, WD. Shared mechanism of teratogenicity of anti-angiogenic drugs identified in the developing chicken embryo model. Scientific reports. 2016, Jul 22;6:30038. 

Beedie SL, Peer CJ, Pisle S, Gardner ER, Mahony CB, Barnett S, Ambrozak A, Gütschow M, Chau CH, Vargesson N, Figg WD. Anticancer Properties of a Novel Class of Tetrafluorinated Thalidomide Analogues Mol Cancer Ther. 2015, Oct;14(10):2228-37. 

Mahony, CB, Erskine, L, Niven, J, Greig, NH, Figg, WD, and Vargesson, N. Pomalidomide is nonteratogenic in chicken and zebrafish embryos and nonneurotoxic in vitro. PNAS. 2013, 110(31):12703-8. 

Mahony, CB. and Vargesson, N. Molecular analysis of regulative events in the developing chick limb. J Anat. 2013, 223(1):1-13.

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