I joined the department in 2018 as a Research Technician for the Wilson group. I am responsible for maintaining the stocks of Drosophila melanogaster and advising new members of the group on all aspects of fly husbandry, equipment maintenance and upkeep. The stocks are used by the group in the development of a high-resolution in vivo genetic model to study the regulation and function of exosome secretion in fruit flies. The fly exosome model can directly inform the study of exosome signalling in cancer, and is being translated into clinically relevant research. Where necessary, I assist researchers in the Wilson and Goberdhan groups in preparing for and undertaking their experiments. My work is funded by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council grant.
In addition, I hold the position of Biobank Technician at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.