Alisha Reid

Pathway 1+3

Cohort 2020

Pathway Journey

Rotation projects:
Investigating viral entry and potential drug candidates for SARS-COV2, Professor Stuart Neil & Dr. Rui Galao
Predicting the molecular basis of cancer resistance to radiotherapy, Professor Mahvash Tavassoli & Dr. Shahram Kordasti
Targeting the DNA damage response in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Dr. Tracey Mitchell & Professor Sean Whittaker


I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2020 with an Integrated Masters in Biological Sciences. During the final year of my MSci, I was involved in a research project at the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, whereby we used cryo-electron microscopy to capture the early stages of viral entry.

Keen to explore alternative research avenues I applied for the 1+3 MRC DTP Programme at KCL as it provided a wide range of project topics enabling me to gain experience in multiple research areas and make an informed decision as to where to do my PhD.

I chose to come back to the Neil lab and am currently investigating the effect of rapamycin on SARS-CoV-2.