I joined the MRC PPU in 2015 starting a 4-year Ph.D. jointly supervised by Sir Philip Cohen and Yogesh Kulathu. The project was funded by Medical Research Scotland and focused on the pseudokinases IRAK2 and IRAK3 as potential new candidates for drug therapy. After a successful defence of my PhD in 2019, I joined the Kulathu lab as a postdoctoral researcher specialising in structural biology. My work is now centred on Ubiquitin signalling and deubiquitinases (DUBs), and on the development of nanobodies to be used as molecular tools in the lab.
Prior to moving to Dundee, I obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biochemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. I carried out my Master's thesis in the lab of Prof. Alfred Wittinghofer at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, where I focused on the biochemical and structural characterisation of proteins associated with the Bardet-Biedl syndrome and ciliary trafficking.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy exploring the stunning Scottish landscapes and continue to experiment in the kitchen with cooking and homebrewing.
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