I am a third year Ph.D student at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. I currently work in the David Klenerman Group, within the Chemistry Department, looking at the oligomerisation of proteins related to Parkinson’s disease, using single molecule detection methods.
I was previously an Undergraduate at Oriel College, University of Oxford, where I did research within the Mark Wallace Group. The group is interested in the assembly and activation of membrane-bound proteins using techniques that are capable of observing individual molecules. I researched ways to increase the photobleaching lifetimes of fluorescent dye molecules.
I was brought up in a small village named Southowram, which is on the outskirts of Halifax, West Yorkshire. After finishing at Withinfields Primary School, I attended Brighouse High School. In 2004, I moved to Greenhead College, Huddersfield, to complete A-levels in Biology, English Language, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
When not working in the laboratory, I enjoy socialising with friends (usually at the pub!). I regularly attend the gym, and enjoy long distance running. I am an avid reader, and my favourite authors include Wilbur Smith, Bryce Courtenay, James Clavell, Bernard Cornwell, and Jeffrey Archer.