University of Oxford, (2014-Current), DPhil Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
University College London, (2012-2014), MRes Neuroscience
University of Nottingham, (2009-2012), BSc Biochemistry and Genetics
My main research interest is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer's disease and motor neuron disease.
I began working within the field of neurodegeneration during my MRes Degree (2012-2013), where I worked in Professor Victor Tybulewicz's laboratory and continued my work here as a research technician until 2014. My studies focused on identifying genes located on human chromosome 21 that cause motor neuron degeneration in Down syndrome.
Currently, in Professor Peter Oliver's laboratory, I am investigating the protective function of an antioxidant protein called oxidation resistance 1 (Oxr1) and its potential use as a therapeutic target for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). My DPhil is funded by the motor neurone disease association (MNDA).