Xiaoxiao applied to study at the Davis Lab due to its reputation in immunology research, which reflected her own interests in the field.
Upon arriving at lab, Xiaoxiao remembers her first impression:
“I still remember the first time I arrived in the lab. The people were so friendly and everyone was talking to me, helping me not to feel nervous.” – Xiaoxiao
The supportive, friendly atmosphere continued for the duration of Xiaoxiao’s time at the lab, and over the years her colleagues became friends.
She found the lab a good place to work, with clear methods of working to ensure the environment was always clean and equipment was available when needed. Simon was also a source of good information and rigorous scientific method that Xiaoxiao has taken with her in her work today.
Xiaoxiao now works as a Postdoctoral Associate in Immunobiology at Yale University and finds the approach she learnt during her PhD days in Oxford invaluable in her current line of work.
Top Ten Papers
A rigorous experimental framework for detecting protein oligomerization using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer
James JR, Oliveira MI, Carmo AM, Iaboni A, Davis SJ. (2006), Nat Methods. 3, 1001-6
Evans EJ, Esnouf RM, Manso-Sancho R, Gilbert RJ, James JR, Yu C, Fennelly JA, Vowles C, Hanke T, Walse B, Hünig T, Sørensen P, Stuart DI, Davis SJ. (2005), Nat Immunol. 6, 271-9
Evans EJ, Hene L, Sparks LM, Dong T, Retiere C, Fennelly JA, Manso-Sancho R, Powell J, Braud VM, Rowland-Jones SL, McMichael AJ, Davis SJ. (2003), Immunity. 19, 213-23
Collins AV, Brodie DW, Gilbert RJ, Iaboni A, Manso-Sancho R, Walse B, Stuart DI, van der Merwe PA, Davis SJ. (2002), Immunity. 17, 201-10
Brodie D, Collins AV, Iaboni A, Fennelly JA, Sparks LM, Xu XN, van der Merwe PA, Davis SJ. (2000), Curr Biol. 10, 333-6
Ikemizu S, Gilbert RJ, Fennelly JA, Collins AV, Harlos K, Jones EY, Stuart DI, Davis SJ. (2000), Immunity. 12, 51-60
The role of charged residues mediating low affinity protein-protein recognition at the cell surface by CD2
Davis SJ, Davies EA, Tucknott MG, Jones EY, van der Merwe PA. (1998), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 95, 5490-4
Davis SJ, van der Merwe PA. (1996), Immunol Today. 17, 177-87
Expression of soluble recombinant glycoproteins with predefined glycosylation: application to the crystallization of the T-cell glycoprotein CD2
Davis SJ, Puklavec MJ, Ashford DA, Harlos K, Jones EY, Stuart DI, Williams AF. (1993), Protein Eng. 6, 229-32
Jones EY, Davis SJ, Williams AF, Harlos K, Stuart DI. (1992), Nature. 360, 232-9