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Alex Fyfe

Teaching Technician

I graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2013 with a degree in Infectious Diseases. After graduating I worked as a Research Technician in Fiona Kenyon’s lab at the Moredun Institute, where I was involved in a project looking at acquired anthelmintic drug resistance in gastrointestinal parasites of sheep.

In October 2013 I joined Professor Sumi Biswas’s group at Oxford’s Jenner Institute as a Research Assistant, working on the pre-clinical design and testing of vaccines against malaria. After three years at the Jenner, I briefly worked as an Electron Microscopy Assistant at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

In January 2018 I joined the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics as a Teaching Technician. I am part of a team that helps to deliver the practical laboratory component of the Medical Sciences curriculum to first and second year Medical and Biomedical Science students. The classes are largely taught by academics working within the department, and cover a wide range of topics including skeletal muscle function, cardiac physiology and neuroanatomy.