Alumni of the lab
After an extraordinary honours project in the lab, we had nabbed Fraser as research assistant extraordinaire. He worked on designing new viral editing constructs which can be used in gene therapy for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. He was particularly enthused by the versatility of genome editing therapy and how it can change the way we treat genetic diseases. He has just started as one of 8 2019 intake MRC HGU PhD 4 year students in the Unit- we look forward to seeing Fraser in the halls!
MRC IGMM PhD graduate who developed a reporter system for monitoring and quantitating different outcomes of genome editing in real time and space, towards developing robust and reproducible protocols for somatic genome editing therapies for airway diseases. He didn’t move far, down the hall to lab of David FitzPatrick where he continues to use genome editing to model developmental disorders in human neural cell lines.
Elena joined the lab as a Biomedical Sciences Masters in Research candidate where she developed genome editing-based strategies in our models of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). She just started as a joint PhD candidate in the lab of Urszula McClurg (Liverpool) and Wee Wei (A* Signapore) September 2019.
After helping us establish genome editing in the postnatal eye, Melissa continues her odyssey in genome editing across town at Roslin in a very high-throughput manner.
An ERASMUS internship student from University Paris Diderot, Tom was using genome editing in zebrafish to model human ciliopathy disease candidates. He is currently doing a master's degree in Bioinformatics in Université Paris VII Diderot.
Transgenic technologist. Magic hands and microinjection-meister retired in April 2019.
The immensely talented Manon joined the lab for a summer as an ERAMUS internship from University Paris Diderot. She is currently a PhD candidate in Franck Oury’s lab at the Necker Institute in Paris studying the physiological role of autophagy in regulation of cognition in healthy and aging brain.