My scientific interests are based around meta-research and immune cell biology, particularly how immune cells are capable of performing wide ranging functions and how they adapt to different environmental cues. During my masters degree, I investigated the presence of fibroblast subtypes and the role of PGE2 signalling in fibrosis. I completed my PhD in the labs of Iwan Evans & Martin Zeidler at the University of Sheffield investigating the existence of macrophage subtypes in Drosophila. Following a brief post-doc in Cambridge, I moved to London, investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in the Voisin lab.
In addition, I have active interests in science communication, open-access, career development and community building. I host the Preprints in Motion podcast where we highlight ECRs and the benefits of preprinting and founded the UK & EU postdoc community to provide a place for postdocs to support one-another and share resources. I have also featured on international radio stations (BBC Radio 4, ORF & German National radio) to communicate the importance of preprints in addition to having written for outlets such as The Scientist and the British Society for Cell Biology.
I am a member of IGDORE and the Ronin Institute and I also sit on the scientific advisory board for Europe PMC. I left the bench behind in 2023 and now work to further the adoption and use of preprints in the biosciences as the Associate Director at ASAPbio.
I am always happy to collaborate on projects of interest & talk all things preprint – just get in touch.
KDM6B-dependent chromatin remodelling underpins effective virus-specific CD8+ T cell differentiation
Insights from a survey-based analysis of the academic job market
bioRxiv: the preprint server for biology
Building customizable auto-luminescent luciferase-based reporters in plants
Plants with self-sustained luminescence
Hif-1alpha stabilisation is protective against infection in a zebrafish model of comorbidity
Polypyrimidine Tract Binding Proteins are essential for B cell development
Hypoxia induces transcriptional and translational downregulation of the type I interferon (IFN) pathway in multiple cancer cell types
Co-Stimulation–Induced AP-1 Activity is Required for Chromatin Opening During T Cell Activation