I joined the university as a Senior Research Technician in the Genetics department in 2004 working on a BHF funded project looking for unique variations in the sequence of candidate genes within a Cohort of patients with atrial septal defects.
I next joined Academic Child Health in Jan 2008. I was involved in early life research with particular emphasis on brown adipose tissue development. I also provided laboratory training and support for clinicians and Ph.D. students in the department.
In January 2022 I moved to the School of Biosciences as a Technical Specialist in Tissue Culture within the Division of Nutrition and Diatetics, based in North Lab, Sutton Bonington Campus.
Primary stem cell 2D and 3D culture, PCR, qPCR, primer design, Western blotting, histology, Immunohistochemistry, dHPLC
The development of adipose in early life.
SYMONDS, M E, ALDISS, PETER, DELLSCHAFT, NEELE, LAW, JAMES, FAINBERG, HERNAN, POPE, MARK, SACKS, HAROLD and BUDGE, HELEN, 2018. Brown adipose tissue development and function and its impact on reproduction. The Journal of endocrinology.
FAINBERG, HERNAN P., BIRTWISTLE, MARK, ALAGAL, REHAM, ALHADDAD, AHMAD, POPE, MARK, DAVIES, GRAEME, WOODS, RACHEL, CASTELLANOS, MARCOS, MAY, SEAN T., ORTORI, CATHARINE A., BARRETT, DAVID A., PERRY, VIV, WIENS, FRANK, STAHL, BERND, VAN DER BEEK, ELINE, SACKS, HAROLD, BUDGE, HELEN and SYMONDS, MICHAEL E., 2018. Transcriptional analysis of adipose tissue during development reveals depot-specific responsiveness to maternal dietary supplementation SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 8((1)), 9328
Detection of novel single nucleotide polymorphisms and other genetic anomalies in DNA samples from congenital heart defect patients.
Mechanisms of physiological adaptation in early life.