I graduated with a BSc in Biomedicine at UEA in 2016, before completing my Master’s in Advanced Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton in 2017. The neuroscience focus of these courses was the main reason I took a PhD within the neuroscience field.
My research involves investigating the role of TDP-43 recruitment to stress granules in ALS/FTD, and whether knockdown of key stress granule proteins could provide a potential gene therapy for the disease.
I was attracted to the DTP by its translational aspect – the potential of working closely with researchers at the top of their field in order to provide actual help to patients through our research is very appealing. The ability to learn a wide range of relevant techniques from experts was also appealing.