I am a PhD student in the Rosenfeld Lab, carrying out my PhD as part of the Cambridge MB/PhD programme. I completed my pre-clinical studies at King's College London, and am completing my clinical studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. During pre-clinical medicine, I carried out research projects at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics: I carried out a high-throughput screen for small molecule inhibitors of allergy in the Beavil Group, and carried out my final year lab project in the Krause Group, where I studied the effect of Lamellipodin expression levels on the morphogenesis of breast acini using three-dimensional cell culture.
My current work involves analysing circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) to non-invasively monitor treatments for patients with late-stage melanoma.
I am keen to combine my future clinical practice with patient-centred research. My research goals are much motivated by what may one day benefit patients and society. I hope to develop both my scientific and clinical skills so that I may positively influence patient care through my work.
Alongside my medical studies, I am an Editor of the Cambridge Medicine Journal (www.cambridgemedicine.org). I also enjoy road biking and mountain biking (cross-country), badminton and travelling.