I am a postdoctoral researcher in the team of Professor Nicola Ragge. Within my role I use a range of bioinformatic techniques to study the genetic basis of human developmental eye disorders, including anophthalmia (missing eye), microphthalmia (small eye) and coloboma (gap in the structure of the eye).
I initially joined the team of Professor Ragge as an MSc-project student in 2016, working on screening a single gene (HMX1) for disease-causing variants in a large cohort of patients with developmental eye anomalies. I subsequently joined Dr Dianne Newbury's group (Oxford Brookes University) and completed a PhD, unravelling the genetic relationships between auditory processing and speech and language. I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher since July 2021.
Areas of expertise
- Molecular genetics
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Next generation sequencing
- Bioinformatics for big data analysis
- Genetic basis of eye developmental disorders
My main research interests are in:
- how different classes of genetic variants contribute to rare developmental conditions and ways to look for missing heritability
- state of the art bioinformatic techniques for analysing large-scale genomic data
- translational research
Memberships of professional bodies
Full Member of the Genetics Society