Nicholas Kester Tonks

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Nicholas Kester Tonks FRS is a professor in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His research is mainly focused on studying the function and regulation of protein tyrosine phosphatases.

He did his undergraduate in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford.[1] After graduation, he joined Sir Philip Cohen lab in University of Dundee [2] for his PhD study in protein phosphatase from 1982-1985.

Tonks was awarded the Colworth Medal in 1993. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001.[3]


  1. ^ Tonks, Nicholas K. (2006). "Protein tyrosine phosphatases: from genes, to function, to disease". Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 7 (11): 833–846. doi:10.1038/nrm2039. PMID 17057753. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  2. ^ "MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit :: Research :: Philip Cohen :: Profiles for Past Lab Members". Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Royal Society - Fellows 1660-2007" (PDF). Royal Society. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
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