I’m passionate about the science I do. My background is in biochemistry, and my did my PhD in a leukaemia and postdoctoral work in autoimmune conditions have given me a strong background and interest in translational biology, blood sciences, cancer and immunology. I have a growing interest in proteomics.
My current postdoctoral research project with Dr Seamus Coyle (Honorary Clinical Fellow), Prof. Chris Probert and Prof. Mark Boyd is entitled "The Biology of Dying" and am funded by the Wellcome Trust, by a seed award in science.
My last postdoctoral research project with Dr. Helen Wright was in the Institute of ageing and chronic disease at the University of Liverpool was funded by a Wellcome Trust Seed Award and was entitled “Molecular properties of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Rheumatoid Arthritis”, where I’ve been learning a variety of new techniques including immunofluorescent imaging of neutrophils and proteomics. We were previously working at the Institute of Integrative Biology, where I, along with colleague Dr. Angela Hackett made this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bad7RUia5o about our work.
During 2017, I’ve had the great joy of supervising Max Lyon, an intercalating medical student, for his 3rd rotation MRes project titled “Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Rheumatoid Arthritis”. I loved the experience of teaching someone the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory based research science.
Along with my colleague Dr. Angela Hackett, I’ve have also grown a variety of outreach activities to teach children and adults about microbes, the basics of the immune system and the importance of vaccinations and good hygiene and research into autoimmune diseases.