BSc (Hons), PhD
- Postdoctoral Affiliate
- Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 761190
I obtained my Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Monash University Australia. My doctoral training, in Professor Phil Bird’s laboratory, focused on proteins involved in the immune response. My PhD thesis is entitled “Investigation of perforin pore function and formation”. After graduating in May 2015, I moved to Cambridge to take up my current position as a research associate with Dr Kevin Moreau at the Wellcome trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science.
My research interests are in fundamental cell biology and its relationship with human health and disease. My project, in Dr Moreau’s laboratory, focuses on an unconventional protein trafficking pathway. There are many reports of proteins, which should remain inside the cell, being expressed at the cell surface via this poorly understood unconventional protein trafficking pathway. Cell surface expression of these proteins is a hallmark of a wide range of diseases, hence understanding this unconventional protein trafficking pathway is extremely important and will uncover a novel, fundamental cellular process.