Jake Galson


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Tel: 01865 857445

Address:
Doctoral Training Centre, Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU
Oxford Vaccine Group, CCVTM, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, OX3 7LE

Education


2001-2008: Oakham School, A levels in Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Maths (A)
2008-2011: Pembroke College, University of Oxford, BA (Hons) Biological Sciences - First Class
Ongoing: St Cross College, University of Oxford, DPhil in Paediatrics

View my current DTP timetable

Research at Oxford

Although I am partaking in taught modules offered by the DTP, I am an iCASE student, and already have a specific project defined. I am working with both the Oxford Vaccine Group and GlaxoSmithKline, on the characterization of a model system for the experimental investigation of the human germinal centre response. This work will involve isolation of specific B cell subsets from the peripheral blood, using techniques such as FACS and MACS. Next-generation sequencing will then be used to look at the immunoglobulin gene expression profiles at different time-points post-vaccination as a tool to elucidate what is happening in the germinal centres. This work will involve extensive assay optimization, as well as some software development in order to analyse the sequence data.

View some of my current research projects

Previous Work

Skills

Lab-based: Computer: Other:

Interests

I enjoy all aspects of photography, and have a gallery of fine art prints for sale. These can be found at www.jakegalson.co.uk. I am also a keen cyclist, and compete in the occasional race and time-trial.



Last updated on: 22 10 2012