PhD Researcher in Immunology, Swansea University

Completed my Biochemistry BSc in 2017 in Swansea University, where I was introduced to the world of Immunology. Currently studying for my PhD where I am investigating the changes the immune system experiences in pregnancy. Specifically, I am looking at one particular type of cell called monocytes, and am trying to determine how these cells adapt metabolically to become functionally different in pregnancy.

I have organised the Swansea University Medical School Post-Graduate Research Conference (lead in 2019, assisted in 2018). Here, I won the poster presentation session (2018) and runner-up for a flash presentation (2019). I will be presenting a poster at the 17th International Congress of Immunology (IUIS) in Beijing on the 23rd October 2019, highlighting some of my research findings so far.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Student in Immunology, Swansea University

Education

  • 2017 
    Swansea University, Biochemistry BSc

Publications

  • 2017
    Production and regulation of interleukin-1 family cytokines at the materno-fetal interface, Louis M.Scott, Aled H.Bryant, AprilRees, BillyDown, Ruth H.Jones, Catherine A.Thornton