The Boswells School and College (1998-2005), Durham University (2005-2008), Newcastle University (2008-2012)
BSc Biomedical Sciences (Durham University), PhD (Newcastle University)
Sainsbury’s (yoghurt stacker), Postdoctoral Research Associate – Newcastle University
Cancer research scientist
Me and my work
Cancer research scientistRead more
I am a cancer research scientist, currently looking mainly at why people get leukaemia. I also look for ways which we can use less toxic drugs which are suited to each cancer patient, rather than giving everybody the same drugs even though their cancers are different.
You can read more about why I became a cancer research scientist here:
My Typical Day
Never, ever the same!Read more
My typical day normally involves a bit of time in the various labs in the institute. Often I am feeding cells in a room called ’tissue culture’ where we grow cancer cells in petri dishes, but also spending a bit of time on the computer analysing the results from my experiment and writing my lab book so i can remember what I have done!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic, energetic, talkative
What living thing amazes you the most?
Cells – how they can grow so quickly even in the lab!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
Only very occasionally!
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
A teacher, or maybe an astronaut…
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Travelled to Florida and California to present my work.
Who or what inspired you to become a scientist?
What would your superpower be?
Definitely time travel.
If I could change one thing about the world...
More funding for scientific research
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
The most Fantastic thing about Life is:
That it is constantly changing.
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