Preclinical Research Assistant
I am a research assistant working for the blood-stage malaria vaccine programme led by Professor Simon Draper. My work is focused on the production of recombinant parasite proteins for testing novel malaria vaccine candidates.
Before joining the Jenner Institute, I completed a BSc in Biological Sciences at Durham University and an MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For my master’s project, I completed a placement in Professor Mike Blackman’s laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, focusing on characterising proteins involved in egress of the malaria parasite from red blood cells.