“SCI offers fantastic opportunities to students developing their careers, they open doors for networking and development. When you’re starting out these are opportunities you don’t want to miss!”
What is your research field / your key areas of interest?
Drug development and disease, Bioinformatics
Why SCI? How did you first get involved and why would you encourage your peers to join?
I first found SCI when doing research for an assignment at university. I was looking for some extracurricular activities I could do whilst studying. I was keen to sign up for membership when I had seen all of the great things, SCI do to support students. I then looked into the work of SCI's Ambassadors and realised how much of a great opportunity this would be to strengthen my knowledge and skills.
SCI offers fantastic opportunities to students developing their careers, they open doors for networking and development. When you’re starting out these are opportunities you don’t want to miss!
SCI aims to be ‘where science meets business’. What is the potential commercial application of your research?
Throughout the next year, I am going to be working with Meningioma WHO grades and trying to identify potential biomarkers. The main focus of the research is investigating the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the tumour progression. Searching for potential biomarkers that can help to improve early prognosis, clinical decision making and the development of new drug treatments. And identification of dysregulated genes between different grades of meningiomas.
My project aims to find new treatments, advance our clinical knowledge, and also help develop our current understanding of Meningioma WHO grades and biomarkers.
What do you hope to gain from your involvement with SCI?
Throughout my time as an Ambassador, I hope to develop my networking and career prospects by meeting new people and attending events. I believe my confidence and skills will be positively affected by promoting SCI to my peers and different organisations. I also think I will gain a lot from being a part of the mentoring programme.
Teesside University – School of Health – Biological Sciences