Magda Ali graduated from King’s College London with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. She completed her final year research project, under the supervision of Dr John Maher, developing in vitro tumour models for the evaluation of CAR T cell efficacy. Following her undergraduate degree, Magda worked on a range of cell and gene therapy assets at GlaxoSmithKline. Her research was focussed on characterising and functionally assessing genetically engineered T cells for the treatment of cancer. Alongside her research Magda participates in outreach projects for young people and is passionate about promote social mobility and diversity in science. Magda was awarded a MRes + PhD Cancer Research UK Studentship and is now a PhD student in the Liston laboratory researching immune cell trafficking into solid tumours.