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Catherine Garnett

Clinical Research Fellow & DPhil Student

  • Specialist Registrar in Haematology

I am a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Haematology.  I studied Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford and subsequently went on to complete an NIHR Academic Foundation Post in Oxford and Academic Clinical Fellowship in Haematology in London.

My current research focuses on the role of mutations in the cohesin gene complex in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).  These mutations are particularly common in a subtype of AML affecting children with Down Syndrome, which also provides an excellent model in which to study the genetic events causing leukaemia.  I am integrating genomic and functional approaches to better understand the underlying molecular mechanisms and hope this will provide insight into both cohesin function and its role in the disease process.