The University is extremely saddened to announce the sudden death of Carmen Gabriela (Gaby) Miron-Buchacra, a fifth year research student studying for an Integrated PhD in Postgenomic Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine Route) in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry.
Police are treating Gaby’s death as suspicious. A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear before Bath and Wansdyke Magistrates Court this morning (26 June).
Everyone at the University is very saddened and shocked by the news of Gaby’s death. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.
Dr Richard Hooley, Head of the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, said: “All of us who had the privilege of working and studying with Gaby are going to miss her very much indeed. She was an outstanding and gifted research student and a lively, engaging and caring young woman.”
We know that her death will have affected colleagues and friends on campus. We recognise this impact and are offering a range of support to students and staff who need our help.
If you are a student, counselling support is available by emailing the Student Health & Wellbeing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a member of staff, counselling support is available from the Staff Counselling Service.
The Chaplaincy is happy to talk with anyone who has been affected, in total confidence. You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they operate an open door policy for people to pop in, Monday to Friday from 10.00 until at least 5.00pm.
More information is available at:
Counselling and the Student Health & Wellbeing Team
As this is an ongoing criminal investigation which may attract local and national media interest please refer any queries from journalists to the University press office on ext. 6883.