I completed my PhD in immunology at the University of Edinburgh (2006) before moving fields to work in transcriptomics and human physiology at Heriot-Watt University (2007). From there I moved to a post doctoral position in the Medical School of the University of Edinburgh (2009) where I continued research into human muscle pathology as well as developmental biology. I returned to Immunology with a post doctoral position at the Roslin Institute (2011) before taking up my current post at the University of Stirling.
My research involves using high throughput technology to examine mRNA and microRNA changes in a variety of biological contexts spanning pathology, aeging, development and immunology. These projects involve microarray, RNA-sequencing, qRT-PCR, western blotting, cell culture and bioinfomatics. Collaborations include Professor James Timmons (Kings College London), Dr Janet Kung and Professors Kenneth Fearon and James Ross (Department of Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh) and Professors Olav Rooyackers and Thomas Gustafsson (Karolinska Institute).