I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a First-class (honours) degree in Microbiology in 2014. My undergraduate project was to study the contribution of up-regulated PgtE protease production to the virulence and survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium D23580.
Afterwards, I completed a Master's degree (with Merit) in Applied Biosciences & Biotechnology at Imperial College London in 2015. The Master's research project was to investigate the cholinergic signalling regulation of macrophage polarization and phenotype.
From 2015 to 2017, I worked as an International Registration Specialist in a pharmaceutical company. In 2016, I participated a research carried out by our R&D group to optimize the shaking flask fermentation conditions of Enramycin and helped with the publication of the corresponding article.
Recently, the status of wild Bactrain camel, a critically endangered species which numbers approximately <600 in China, aroused my interests in the adaptability of desert mammals to live on limited water resources. It's my pleasure to join Murphy's lab for a PhD study focuses on the adaptations of the HNS-kidney axis that enable dromedary camels to survive in harsh, arid desert.