Prof Nicola Stanley-Wall is a Professor and the Head of Division in the Division of Molecular Microbiology within the School of Life Sciences. She originally completed her BSc in Cell Biology at the University of East Anglia, graduating with 1st class honours. Following this she completed her PhD under the supervision of Tracy Palmer and Ben Berks, entitled Protein secretion in E.Coli. Her first postdoctoral position in 2001 was at the University of California, Los Angeles in the USA. In 2002 she was awarded the EMBO Long Term Fellowship.