Characterising cellular metabolism during the terminal differentiation of erythroid cells will allow us to understand the requirements of red blood cells to perform their crucial ultimate function – maintenance of oxygen homeostasis. My research focuses on metabolism during erythropoiesis, with a particular focus on genomic regulation and mTOR signalling. I use primary human and murine cell models to answer questions regarding iron homeostasis in this context.
Before joining the Drakesmith group I graduated from the University of Bath in 2017 with a 1st class BSc(Hons) in Biology. Here I had the great pleasure of working with Professor David Tosh and Professor Tony Perry. I also spent a year in the Rogers group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, during my undergraduate degree. I am lucky enough to be funded by an MRC WIMM scholarship.