Rafeah graduated from University College London in 2010 with a BSc in Pharmacology. This was followed by a Master’s in Drug Discovery Skills at Kings College London in 2011. As part of her MSc she spent 5 months at AstraZeneca where she worked on assessing the impact of acute cytotoxic treatment on signalling pathways in human tumour models. Following her MSc degree, she spent 2 years working at UCB as a Research Assistant exploring the in vivo potential of some of the therapeutics focused on autoimmune diseases. Her current project as a PhD student at the Babraham Institute involves investigating the effect of overactive p110δ activity on T cell function in a model of a newly discovered primary immunodeficiency ‘’Activated PI3Kδ syndrome’’.