A geneticist interested in splicing, RNA decay, and synthetic biology. This is my blog focusing on my adventures in computational biology. 

I am currently Research Associate at the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia), working with Prof Ryan Lister on developing tools for synthetic biology. 

I studied Genetics (with a year in industry) at the University of York (UK) where I worked in the group of Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser FRS DBE for my final year research project exploring the basis of shoot architecture. I then won a Sainsbury Studentship in Plant Sciences to fund my PhD with Prof Brendan Davies at the University of Leeds (UK) working on nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in plants. I then became a post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), initially working with Prof Daniel Zilberman and Prof Steven Brenner on splicing before continuing at Berkeley as part of the Center for RNA Systems Biology under the supervision of Prof Steven Brenner working on NMD.

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