2015-2019: DPhil Interdisciplinary Biosciences, University of Oxford (Merton College)
2012-2015: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich (First Class)
I am primarily interested in how organisms develop and the major gene regulatory networks that drive development, as well as how these processes evolved. My research experience has been using cell and molecular biology along with embryology to investigate these regulatory networks. Through the DTP I hope to develop further skills in this area as well as gain experience in key bioinformatic and modelling approaches.
2014-2015: A 10 week undergraduate research project investigating skeletal muscle development in Professor Andrea Mϋnsterberg's laboratory at UEA. MicroRNA-128 has a predicted role in muscle development in somites. During this project I investigated the validity of novel predicted targets of microRNA-128 using luciferase assays in chick dermofibroblast (DF1) cells.
2014: A 10 week BBSRC Research Experience Placement (REP) in Professor Andrea Mϋnsterberg's laboratory studying the role of microRNA-128 in Chicken (Gallus gallus) embryos. I did this using microinjection of antagoMiRs into immature chick somites followed by double whole-mount in situ hybridisations for key signalling genes implicated in muscle development.
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