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I obatined my PhD from the University of Glasgow in Infection and Immunity studying with Prof Markus Meissner and then had a 6-year post-doctoral researcher role at CRUK Beatson Institute working on cancer cell migration with Prof Laura Machesky.

I have 10 years research experience using gene editing techniques to study genetic knockout lines in both mammalian cells and parasites.

While gaining experience of a wide variety of research techniques ranging from molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, large omics studies and some in vivo work, I mainly focused on using microscopes to visualise and answer questions related to the actin cytoskeleton in these cells. My images have won multiple awards and featured on the cover of Focal Plane.

Now as a lecturer at UWS, I focus on teaching biomedical sciences and researching host-pathogen interactions, in particular the obligate intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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Post doctoral Researcher, CRUK Beatson Institute

Oct 2016Jul 2022


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