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.