My PhD project is investigating the control and function of neonatal T cells. I am based in the Department of Immunobiology within the School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences.
I graduated with an MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2017, and a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology from the University of Sheffield in 2016. During my Master’s, I also worked as a Medical Laboratory Assistant at Frimley Park Hospital, NHS. I then completed a 2-year R&D Graduate Scheme in AstraZeneca to gain additional laboratory experience, and this inspired me to undertake a PhD.
I was particularly drawn to the MRC DTP as it offered the 0+3.5 year structure; I felt ready to start my PhD having completed multiple research projects prior to the programme. I like that we are part of a scheme, which provides opportunities to meet other students and take skills workshops throughout the PhD.
Resulting from my work in AstraZeneca:
Gee S, Nelson N, Bornot A, Carter N, Cuomo ME, Dovedi SJ, Smith PD, Gianni D, Baker DJ. Developing an Arrayed CRISPR-Cas9 Co-Culture Screen for Immuno-Oncology Target ID. SLAS Discov. 2020 Jul;25(6):581-590.