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Irina-Elena Lupu

British Heart Foundation DPhil Student

I was awarded my BSc degree in Genetics from the University of Manchester where I completed my research project in the Hentges Group studying the role of Myh10 in coronary vessel development and cardiac fibroblast formation.

During my degree I undertook a summer internship at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, where I produced FRET probes for measuring cAMP concentrations in flies. I spent my placement year at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, where I optimized the CLARITY technique for immunostaining of murine brain tissue.

In 2015 I joined the Smart group as a BHF 4-year DPhil student. My current research is focused on the regulation of epicardial cell fate choice during heart development.