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Miss Jo-Anne Wilson
UCL Division of Medicine
Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair
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  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

Jo-Anne Wilson (MSci) is an MRC-funded PhD student within the Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair (CITR) within University College London (UCL) Division of Medicine. She graduated with a first-class MSci degree from UCL in 2018 in Natural Sciences. Jo-Anne studied in the US at the University of Washington, Seattle, for a year and was awarded the Dean's list for excellent academic performance. During her PhD she was awarded the Yale-UCL bursary and spent three months at Yale University. She also has one year of experience working on cancer clinical trials in the Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development.

Research Summary

Jo-Anne's PhD research is based within the clinical setting of lung fibrosis and focuses on identifying the underlying pathomechanisms with a view to developing novel therapeutic strategies. Current work is aimed at examining the mechanism(s) by which the mTOR signalling cascade influences the transcriptional and translation reponse to the major pro-fibrotic mediator, TGF-β1, employing a variety of molecular biology and bioinformatics approaches.

Teaching Summary
Jo-Anne currently acts as a PGTA within the Divisions of Medicine and Biosciences, leading small group sessions to assist MSc students with their learning. She is also involved closely in a number of widening participation programmes including K+ (facilitated by King's College London), The Brilliant Club and the National Tutoring Programme.
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