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Research groups

Research groups

Alexander Hamilton

DPhil in Medical Sciences; BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Research assistant
  • Research technician

Pancreatic alpha cells

I am a fourth year DPhil student working at OCDEM under the supervision of Prof Patrik Rorsman and Dr Andrei Tarasov. My work focuses on the regulation of glucagon secretion, utilising calcium imaging techniques and patch clamp electrophysiology to understand how alpha cells respond to their environment.

I previously worked in OCDEM as a research technician under the supervision of Dr Matthew Simmonds and Dr Anne Clark. My work then focused on genetic predictors of pancreas graft outcome, the genetics of autoimmune thyroid disease and dedifferentiation of islet cells in diabetes, utilising techniques such as SNP genotyping and immunohistochemistry.

I hold a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry from The University of Manchester.