Current team member
I trained in medical laboratory sciences in Newcastle prior to entering research working on cell surface receptors. Later I decided that a change was in order and moved to Oxford to work on OX40 and CD4 in Neil Barclay’s lab at the Dunn School. Then followed a brief departure back north to Manchester where I worked in Mike Dexter’s lab and completed a part-time BSc in applied biological sciences.
I have now worked in the T-cell biology group for seventeen years, taking part in many projects, including the expression and purification of many proteins and antibodies proteins. More recently my main focus has been on very large scale expression of cell surface complexes in order that that can be purified for structural studies.
In my spare time I enjoy growing vegetables on my allotment and creating stained glass windows.