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Louisa Zolkiewski

DPhil Student

I graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences in 2014 and moved to The University of Manchester for my MSc in Cancer Research and Bio-molecular Medicine where I investigated the role of Collagen X mutations in a mouse model of dwarfism. Following this I worked as a Research Technician using a range of in vivo and in vitro techniques to study the mechanisms underlying neuropathy in a type I diabetes mellitus model. 

I am now based at MRC Harwell for my DPhil in Professor Roger Cox's lab investigating the underlying genetics of type II diabetes. My project is focusing on identifying how different genes contribute to fat distribution as a risk factor for disease.