Ready for another round of I'm A Scientist, this time in the Learning Zone!
St Benedicts Upper School (2004-2009), The University Of Warwick (2009-2012), Keele University (2012-Now)
BSc in Biochemistry (Warwick), MSc in Neuroscience Research Training (Keele), PhD in Regenerative Medicine (Keele)
Blue Coats School (2012-2013), Keele University (2014-Now)
PhD Student at Keele University, Hub Leader for Keele Outreach
University of Keele and EPSRC
What topics do you work on?
I work on a model of the basal ganglia, so I’m involved in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, modelling and electrophysiology
What methods do you use?
As well as standard cell culture work, I also fabricate models with photoliithography, fix and stain the cells to look at certain components within, and grow cells on electrodes to take external readings of their function
Who was your favourite teacher?
Mr Watts! He took us for chemistry and biology and he had the best stories and the best attitude, a real passion for teaching.
Me and my work
I have an on and off relationship with my work, but I’m always excited to make a real addition to science with my work, and hopefully help those with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases
My typical day involves lab work and writing my thesis, which I hope to finish by the summer so I can go into teaching at Higher Education 😀