I have recently completed my PhD investigating the existence and function of macrophage subtypes in Drosophila. My interests are varied but focus primarily around immune cell biology, particularly the role of metabolism and hypoxia.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at Northumbria University and then pursued an MRes in Immunology at Newcastle University. My MRes involved investigating fibroblast subtypes in synovial fibroblasts. Following this I completed my PhD in the Evans and Zeidler labs at Sheffield University in 2019. This left me with a wide range of microscopy skills and a foundation in innate immunology.
I have recently joined Sarah as a post-doc for the new challenges of sequencing and the adaptive immune system. I am investigating the genetic and epigenetic responses to hypoxia in CD8+ T cells.