I am a postdoctoral research associate in Professor McKendry's group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, and am affiliated with the i-sense EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Centre (www.i-sense.org.uk). My research focuses on developing rapid molecular tests for infectious diseases.
Before joining UCL in 2016, I completed an MRC PhD Studentship at Imperial College London, which comprised an MRes in Biomedical Research (specialising in Microbial Pathogenesis), and a PhD in molecular biology and materials science. My doctoral work focused on the development of a diagnostic test for tuberculosis using nanoparticle probes to detect a host whole blood gene expression signature. This work was supervised by Professor Michal Levin (Dept. Medicine) and Professor Molly Stevens (Dept. Materials).