My PhD project is a functional investigation of driver gene mutations in T-cell signalling pathways in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Before coming to King’s, I completed an MSci in Biochemistry at University College London (UCL), as well as summer studentships at both UCL and Queen’s University, Belfast.
I chose the DTP at King’s due to the breadth of great translational work carried out here, combined with the supportive, friendly environment that tends to accompany it. In particular, the social aspect provided by the cohort structure helps to root you into a PhD student community filled with like-minded people. I chose the 1+3 route, and I think the rotation year gives you a great chance to explore different types of lab groups and their dynamics. Across the 3 rotations and the variety of workshops, you get an opportunity to appreciate the range of research carried out at KCL, how it all complements each other, and what type of work might suit you best.
- Investigating molecular crosstalk between PLCγ1 and STAT3 in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) (Dr Tracey Mitchell and Dr Susan John)
- Investigating the role of the gut microbiome on the cardioprotective effect of polyphenol-rich diets (Dr Ana Rodriguez-Mateos and Dr Cristina Menni)
- Biophysical regulation of EGFR signalling in tumour cells (Prof. Maddy Parsons and Prof. George Santis)