I recently completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge and am have now taken up a 2 year H.C. Ørsted postdoctoral fellowship position at the Tropical Pharmacology Lab at DTU.
Despite my PhD’s focus on the use of parasitic helminths as novel treatments for autoimmune conditions, especially via gut microbial stimulation, I am now pursuing my lifelong interest in snake venoms & antivenoms via collaborations with the antivenom research production facility Instituto Clodomiro Picado (Costa Rica), the Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit (UK), and the Hollfelder Lab (UK). I will apply my skills towards conducting translational and medically relevant research, with a potential for commercialisation and broader application
Specifically, my fellowship focuses on the development of next generation snakebite treatments. I work with cutting edge droplet microfluidic and bioinformatic approaches to discover non-antibody (DARPin) antitoxins - this will hopefully allow the deployment of more effective, safer, and cheaper antivenom solutions.