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Overview

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Manchester, working in the lab of Dr Adam Hurlstone. 

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Birmingham in 2017. As part of my degree I worked in the lab of Dr Steven Lee, focusing on a project to engineer CAR T cells to target the tumour vasculature.

In 2018 I began an MRC-funded PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof Paul Lorigan and Dr Adam Hurlstone. The aim of the project is to establish a pipeline in the lab for testing CAR T cells and other cellular therapies, alongside developing a zebrafish embryo-based platform for CAR T cell screening.  

 

 

Research interests

My research interests focus on the use of immunotherapies in solid cancers. Specifically, I am researching the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells as a treatment for advanced melanoma. I am also interested in the development of novel models, and as such we are developing a zebrafish model for early stage screening of CAR T cell therapeutics in the context of melanoma. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, BMedSc Medical Studies and iBSc Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham

19 Sep 201330 Jun 2016

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

External positions

Clinical Trials Assistant, MAC Research Services Limited

1 Oct 201731 Aug 2018

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