- 2007-2008 Laboratory Technician at Eclipse Scientific
- 2008-2013 BSc Biochemistry (hons)
- 2010-2011 Placement Student at Vernalis Plc
My current interests fall predominantly into protein misfolding diseases like prion diseases and Alzheimer’s Disease. My previous experience has encompassed oncology and protein expression/purification, and I have accrued many skills from these areas as a consequence.
School Research Theme:
Animal Infection and Immunity
The Development of Candidate Therapeutic and Diagnostic Ligands for Prion Diseases
Summary of Research:
Prion diseases include scrapie, mad cow disease and Creutzfelt Jakob Disease (CJD). These are devastating and transmissible neurodegenerative diseases which remain incurable to this day. My work aims to develop new therapeutic and diagnostic ligands for these diseases to aid in their treatment, and encompasses methods such as Next Generation Phage Display (NGPD) and protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA).
Primary Funding Source:
BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership