Xiaoxiao applied to study at the Davis Lab due to its reputation in immunology research, which reflected her own interests in the field.
Ricardo studied for his PhD under Simon’s supervision and found the lab – and the wider environment of the WIMM – an inspiring place to study.
“I grew up in South Australia and completed a science degree at Flinders University in Adelaide in 1982. My PhD studies on Dictyostelium developmental biochemistry, also at Flinders, were supervised by John Wheldrake. It had been John who suggested, in one of his undergraduate classes, that all biochemistry students should read “The Double Helix” by JD Watson. “
“After finishing my DPhil in computer science at Oxford, I joined the T-cell biology group as a postdoc.”
“I obtained a D. Phil from Oxford University in 2003. I had been studying the biology of foraminifera since I was an undergraduate.”