BSc (Hons), PhD
- Postdoctoral Affiliate
- Research Associate, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
I received my undergraduate degree and PhD from the University of Portsmouth. I undertook my first postdoc at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This was followed by my second postdoc at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, France. I joined the University of Cambridge in August 2015 to begin my third postdoc in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
For my PhD and first postdoctoral positions, my research focused on early brain development, where I investigated the formation of the first neuronal populations that give rise to the early axon scaffold and begin building the complex neuronal connections in the vertebrate brain.
My current position is in the lab of Prof. Jenny Morton, where I am applying imaging techniques to unravel the molecular mechanisms involved in circadian rhythm changes during the progression of Huntington’s disease in mouse models. I will also use my embryology skills to understand how the Huntingtin gene functions during development. This work will give us more understanding of the fundamental processes involved in the physiopathology of Huntington’s disease.