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Dr Christopher Minnis
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  • Research Fellow
  • Genetics & Genomic Medicine Dept
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
I'm an early career researcher passionate about genetics and epidemiology. I completed my MSc in Epidemiology and received my PhD in CLN3 disease from UCL in 2019. Since then, I've been researching CLN3 disease and other lysosomal disorders at the Institute of Child Health. My research aims to understand the genetic basis of these conditions, identify new treatment approaches, and explore potential therapies. I've contributed to several research projects and published numerous scientific articles in leading academic journals. I've also presented my research at national and international conferences, which has been an exciting opportunity to share my findings with others in the field. Science communication is one of my passions, and I regularly participate in outreach activities and science fairs to engage with the public and inspire the next generation of researchers. I also enjoy connecting with colleagues and followers on social media to discuss current research trends and topics. Overall, I'm dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving health outcomes for patients with lysosomal disorders. I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had so far in my career and look forward to continuing to contribute to the scientific community in meaningful ways.
Research Summary
My research interests cover several areas, including genetics and CLN3 disease, drug development, epidemiology, lysosomal storage diseases, and microbiology. Specifically, I focus on understanding the genetic basis of CLN3 disease, developing new treatments and therapies for a variety of diseases, studying the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations, investigating the underlying mechanisms of lysosomal storage diseases, and exploring the ecology and biology of microorganisms. Overall, my research aims to contribute to the development of new knowledge and solutions for improving human health and wellbeing.
Teaching Summary
I have three years of experience teaching as a lab demonstrator for the Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) at UCL. I helped students develop practical skills and deepen their understanding of various scientific concepts. I have worked with students from diverse backgrounds and levels of knowledge, and I always strive to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment. I also tutored three students to prepare them for university life and A-levels. I found this experience to be incredibly rewarding, as it allowed me to provide one-on-one guidance and support to students as they navigate the challenges of higher education. I'm Arena One credited, demonstrating my commitment to high-quality teaching and continuous professional development. I completed a rigorous training program that equips me with the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective teacher. Currently, I'm planning a university MSc module with my PI line manager. This opportunity aligns with my research interests and allows me to share my knowledge and expertise with students. Overall, I'm passionate about teaching and believe that education is a powerful tool for empowering individuals and advancing knowledge. I'm committed to providing the best possible learning experience for my students.
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