Zsofia Szlamka

Zsofia Szlamka

0+3.5 Student Zsofia is a developmental psychologist and a PhD Candidate in King’s College London, investigating health inequalities, service development and empowerment of families raising children with developmental disorders in Ethiopia and in Argentina. She is a...
Rebecca Casterton

Rebecca Casterton

0+3.5 Student My research investigates a novel mechanism of cell death in neurons, called karyoptosis, which is linked to both autophagy and the structural integrity of the nucleus membrane.   In particular, I am trying to understand whether karyoptosis occurs in a...
Rozalyn Yorke

Rozalyn Yorke

1+3 Student I am trying to uncover the cellular and molecular drivers of immune-related adverse events (IRAEs) in cancer patients receiving checkpoint inhibitor therapy. IRAEs are a suit of inflammatory side effects that are thought to occur due to inappropriate...
Sunniva Fenn-Moltu

Sunniva Fenn-Moltu

1+3 Student I graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc in Neuroscience in 2018. I chose to join the MRC DTP due to the multidisciplinary and collaborative focus of the programme. Being part of a larger cohort of PhD students also offers a supportive and fun...
Tek Hong Chung

Tek Hong Chung

1+3 Student In my PhD project, I am investigating how long noncoding RNAs can maintain pluripotency and influence neuronal differentiation through their interaction with RNA binding proteins. Understanding the mechanisms will be important for the identification of...

Vanessa Megaro

0+3.5 Student I did the 0+3.5 pathway and my project was ‘A novel method for improving sensorimotor recovery after spinal cord injury.’  I thought the MRC DTP programme was very well-structured. It supports students well and encourages academic growth. It is also a...

Viktoriya Nikolova

0+3.5 iCASE Student After finishing my MRes in Experimental Neuroscience at Imperial College London, I did three years as a Research Assistant at King’s. This allowed me to understand the inner workings of clinical research in my field of interest and to...

Norman Guzzardi

1+3 Student My PhD project is based on the development of multimodal imaging probes, for the evaluation of biological therapies such as CAR-T cells and Staminal cells.  I chose DTP as it offered the best opportunity to develop the skill needed to become an independent...
Pete Sully

Pete Sully

1+3 Student My PhD project is titled “The role of thalamic inhibitory interneurons in sensory processing”. We aim to investigate the connectivity of interneurons in the sub-cortical visual system and their functional roles in visual information processing. Working...

Philip Johnson

1+3 Student I completed my undergraduate in Biochemistry (BSc.) at the University of Manchester. During my undergrad, I spent a year in the lab of Dr. Daniel Hart at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). We investigated early left/right patterning during...

Polyvios Charalambous

0+4 iCASE Student Polyvios is a dentist and an MRC DTP iCase PhD candidate at King’s College London, investigating the performance of intraoral scanning technologies and surface metrology software in detecting and measuring tooth wear. He also serves currently as the...

Jordan Cheng

1+3 Student Hi there! I’m Jordan, a member of the 2018/19 1+3 pathway cohort and a theme 4 PhD student. My project involves contributing towards improving our understanding of basic radiobiology concepts, established for decades with X-ray radiotherapies, as applied...