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- Rorsman Group Research Group
BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry
I am a third year DPhil student working at OCDEM undr 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 elucidate how the alpha cells responds to its 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.