I am a PhD student in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, supervised by Professor Hugh Markus. I previously completed my undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and my Masters in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine at University College London. Then, I joined the Beijing Genomics Institute as a full-time Lab Technical Support and was responsible for setting up next-generation sequencing laboratories worldwide. Furthermore, I did a stint at Entrepreneur First (an international talent investor), where I gained entrepreneurship experience in starting a health tech company.
My PhD project focuses on unravelling the genetics of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). Whilst contributing to the 100,000 Genomes Project, it aims to integrate genomic analysis and clinical data to assess the downstream implications of genotype-to-phenotype correlations underlying SVD. I am especially interested in investigating the biological consequences of disease-associated variants to provide an avenue for delineating the pathways that promote SVD.
I relish working at the interface between industry and academia to deliver medical research findings into the hands of end-users. I am keen to initiate a start-up company that focuses on translational research with an emphasis on the development of new technologies that promotes precision medicine.
2012-2015: BSc in Medical Sciences, University of Edinburgh
2015-2016: MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine, University College London