Current team member
I moved to Oxford from my hometown of Burnley, Lancashire in 1999 to study a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at St Hilda’s College. During the final year of my degree I specialised in human disease, neuropharmacology and glycobiolgy, and completed a 12 week lab project at the Glycobiology Institute under the supervision of Dr Terry Butters.
I joined the Davis Lab as a research assistant in July 2003. My early projects involved cloning, expressing and purifying CD28 and its family members for crystallography and binding studies. Since then my primary area of focus has been in the Superagonistic Antibody project.
My key roles involve the generation of soluble ITIM-containing Immunoglobulin superfamily proteins for immunisations and the subsequent epitope mapping of antibodies developed against these proteins.
During my time with the group I have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic science with Staffordshire University. When not in the lab I enjoy family time with my husband and two young children. My interests include paper crafts, sewing, baking, reading and watching crime dramas.