I am interested in research which applies the principles and techniques of the physical sciences (particularly chemistry) to problems in the biological sciences.
Currently I am working on my DPhil project with the Robinson Group in Oxford, using mass spectrometry to investigate the structure and function of membrane protein complexes. Previously, I was a DTC rotation student with the Kapanidis Group from April to July 2014 (Project title: In vitro single-molecule studies of DNA polymerases) and the Robinson Group from July to October 2014.
My past research experience includes:
MSci Research Project - Synthesis of a Chemical Probe for Small-Molecule Sequencing of G-Quadruplexes with Balasubramanian Group, University of Cambridge.
Vacation Research Project - Study of the folding of Blue Fluorescent Protein using bulk and single-molecule biophysical techniques with Jackson Group, University of Cambridge.
Vacation Research Project - Study of the mechanism of the enzyme Methyl Glyoxal Synthase using NMR methods with O'Donoghue Group, Durham University.
1.High-resolution mass spectrometry of small molecules bound to membrane proteins, J. Gault, J.A.C. Donlan et al. Nature Methods 13, 333–336, 2016
Can't get your proteins to stick together? Just add fat! Research talk, Hertford College Graduate Symposium, Oxford Martin School, Oxford - May 2016
Probing the Effect of Lipid Binding on the Monomer-Dimer Equilibrium of a Prokaryotic Sugar Transporter by Native Mass Spectrometry. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Los Angeles, USA - February 2016
Poster, DTC symposium, Doctoral Training Centre, Oxford - January 2016
Attendee, Frontiers in Integral Membrane Protein Structural Biology symposium, Mathematical Institute, Oxford - October 2015
Attendee, British Mass Spectrometry Society, Ion Mobility Sub-group meeting, University of Liverpool, Liverpool - July 2015