I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh, having accepted the offer of 2nd year direct entry into the 4 year programme. I graduated with a BSc in Biological Sciences with honours in Molecular Genetics in 2017.
I am currently a DPhil student based at the MRC Harwell Institute, working under the supervision of Associate Professor Peter Oliver in the field of Molecular Neurobiology. The aim of my project is to understand the links between TLDc protein disruption in the nervous system and neuronal cell death using a combination of cellular and mouse models. As mutations in members of the TLDc protein family, such as TBC1D24, cause a complex range of neurological disorders characterised by seizures, neurodegeneration and hearing loss, it is important to understand the underlying neuropathological mechanisms of disease onset.