Tracy Lane is the senior scientist responsible for driving the cell-based technologies at Orbit Discovery. She has twenty years of research experience in both academic and industrial settings.
Prior to joining Orbit Discovery, her research focused on the role of mutant G protein coupled receptors in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This research was based at the University of Oxford in collaboration with Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline, and ranged from identifying mutant receptors in human tissue, making, and studying the receptors in vitro, to understanding their biology in mutant mice.
Previously Tracy has researched factors involved in migration, proliferation, and fate of neuronal stem cells based both at the University of Oxford and at Emory University (Atlanta G.A.). During her PhD at Sheffield University she developed a biomaterial that was able to direct neuronal attachment and outgrowth.