Summary: I support a range of melanoma research projects that are aimed at identifying factors that predict patient survival.
Location: Cancer Research Building
In 2009 I completed a BSc in Zoology at the University of Derby. I then worked in a food microbiology laboratory and a genetic toxicology laboratory. From this experience I developed an interest in genetics and in 2013 I completed an MSc at the University of Sheffield in Molecular Medicine, specialising in cancer research. In November 2013 I joined Professor Newton Bishops research group. From 2014 to 2015 I enjoyed a brief interlude working for Professor Rutledge within the LIGHT building, investigating mycotoxins and their impact on growth rates in children, before re-joining Professor Newton Bishop to continue my work researching melanoma.
I take part in outreach and public engagement. For example, as part of World Laboratory Day I was filmed talking about my activities within the laboratory and I tweeted on behalf of Cancer Research UK.