Laboratory Research Technician
I joined King’s College London in September 2021 as part of the KCL covid testing lab after completing my BSc in Biochemistry at Middlesex University (1st Class, Honours).
Having completed my BSc in this subject, my research was mostly focused on looking at the biochemical pathways associated with several different biological disorders such as acute myeloid leukaemia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Other areas of research included: gene expression + control in relation to development of disorders such as sickle cell, biochemical mechanisms, and their physiological/ biological functions as well as the computational analysis of drug interaction and biochemical molecules such as proteins. At the end of completing my degree I received a top student award from the Society of Biology
During my time at Kings, I have gained an immense experience in a wide range of laboratory genomics methods. These include DNA extraction, amplification, quantification + normalisation with the use of automated and manual services as well as library preparation for Nanopore (using PromethION) and illumina genotyping for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS).
In addition to this, I have also supported research groups by providing technical assistance in the setup of their projects, as well as receiving, processing, and storing their samples (Blood, urine, saliva etc) using a LIMS management system.
- Haematological disorders including sickle cell disease
- The possible effects of new treatment on individuals with sickle cell disease
- DNA/ RNA analysis
- Biochemical pathways
- Diversity in research
Expertise and Public Engagement:
Spreading awareness on disorders which have been found mainly impact a large population of Black people on social media.