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- Senior Research Associate
- Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics
- Institute of Cardiovascular Science
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
I started my scientific career as a Ph.D. student with Dr. David Hanke in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge where I studied plant hormones during sex determination of Oil Palm. After my Ph.D., I moved to the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge where I studied plant cell cycle genes such as D-type cyclins and retinoblastoma protein with Dr. James Murray for six years. Wanting a change of scenery, I took a post-doctoral position in the group of Dr. Kathy Barton at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Plant Biology in Stanford, California, where I studied the role of the Arabidopsis meristem gene PINHEAD. During my time at the Carnegie Institution, I discovered Gene Ontology annotation at The Arabidopsis Information Resource and started as a voluntary curator whilst finishing my post-doc project. From Carnegie, I moved back to the UK and took a position as Biocurator at the European Bioinformatics Institute to work on the Gene Ontology Annotation Project, subsequently becoming Project Leader. In 2014 I started as Senior Research Associate in the group of Dr. Ruth Lovering in the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London where I am responsible for GO annotation of cardiovascular-relevant microRNAs.
|1995||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Plant Biochemistry||University of Cambridge|
|1991||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Cell and Molecular Biology||Oxford Brookes University|