The aim of my PhD project is to gain a better understanding of the function of the anti-HIV-1 protein MX2. The project heavily focuses on Cryo-EM, which I am using to reveal the structural interaction between MX2 and it’s viral target.
I have a BSc in biological sciences from the University of Portsmouth and a MRes in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester. Before joining the KCL DTP, I worked for a small biotech company for 2 years gaining experience in protein purification and assay development, which has proved extremely useful in my current PhD project.
I was initially drawn to the KCL DTP because of the projects on offer, especially the project that I would go to do for my PhD. The training I’ve received as part of my PhD has been invaluable to my development as an early career scientist and has been made possible by the wide training and funding opportunities the DTP provides all students. Outside of the lab, the KCL DTP puts a great focus on social events including the annual PhD symposium and regular student led social events.