I graduated from the University of Warwick in 2018 with 1st class degree in BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. During the summer of my second year, I undertook a summer research project (Undergraduate Research Support Scheme) in the lab of Dr. Miriam Gifford, under the supervision of her post-doc Dr. Beatriz Lagunas. I also presented my research from this project at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research 2017, which was hosted by the University of Warwick.
During my time in the Gifford Lab, I developed an keen interest in their work on plant cell plasticity, and chose to undertake my 3rd year research project in their lab. Then, prior to my graduation, I successfully applied for a MIBTP-funded PhD studentship, with Dr. Miriam Gifford as my lead supervisor.
I am currently in my training year of this DTP PhD. For 3 months, I have been based in Professor George Bassel's lab at the University of Birmingham, using image analysis software to analyse cellular organisation in plant meristems. I am now at the University of Warwick, spending 3 months investigating the role of NCR genes in plant nodule systems.
Photo by Henri Calderon