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Matt Swift

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I completed a BSc in Medical Physiology & Therapeutics at the University of Nottingham in 2016 and successfully applied for a place in the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Nottingham to undertake my PhD studies.

Following my rotation year I elected to join the School of Life Sciences in order to complete my studies under the supervision of Professor Lucy Donaldson and Professor David Bates. My PhD project was focused on the use of novel splicing kinase inhibitors to ameliorate the nociceptive and neurotoxic effect of vincristine chemotherapy on sensory neurons derived from dorsal root ganglia.

I was awarded my PhD in December 2020 and continued working in the Donaldson Lab as a Post-Doctoral researcher where I was able to replicate the in vitro findings of my PhD studies in in vivo models of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.

In June 2021 I took up a post-doctoral position in the lab of Dr Daniel Booth in order to investigate the role and "interactome" of the juxtaparanodal protein ADAM22 in the regulation of myelination in the peripheral nervous system.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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