Olivia Dinwoodie

Pathway 1+3

Cohort 2019

1+3 Student

I completed 3 rotations in a very diverse range of fields. Firstly I investigated how induced pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated to neural crest, moved to New Hunts House to image live brain slices of the olfactory bulb, and finally completed a data analysis project on tooth development.  

I completed my bachelor’s in biomedical science at the University of Sheffield and obtained an MRes in biomedical and translational science after the DTP rotation year at Kings. 

My chosen PhD research focuses on the regenerative capacity of the ear drum and investigating pharmacological approaches to enhance the healing of chronic ear drum perforations. This project uses conditional transgenic mouse lines to research the roles of different genes and signaling pathways in the regenerative process. 

The DTP is a fantastic programme with many opportunities to meet people and learn new skills!