From a young age I have always been fascinated as to how small molecular interactions build up to produce amazing biological systems. This ultimately inspired me to study BSc Pharmacology & Physiology at Medway School of Pharmacy where I developed a key understanding of how pharmaceuticals can interfere with biological processes to provide therapeutic benefit. In my final year, I conducted a dissertation focussing on the therapeutic monoclonal antibody market where I identified this 'game changer' of a research field known as immunology. From here I was motivated to better understand the immunology field and undertook a MSc in Immunology & Immunotherapy at University of Birmingham. During this time I appreciated the great potential modulating the immune system could have for future therapies. My MSc dissertation consisted on studying the development of natural killer T cells (NKT) and the potentially important processes they require to diversify. Carrying on my study of innate-like lymphocytes, I succesfully secured a PhD placement honing in on another innate lymphocyte known as innate lymphoid cells (ILC) and their relationship with bacteria at mucosal surfaces.
BSc Pharmacology & Physiology First class with honours. Awarded from Medway School of Pharmacy.
MSc Immunology & Immunotherapy Distinction. Awarded from University of Birmingham.