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Biography

Dr Holly Jenkins is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Women and Children’s Health, King’s College London. She works in Professor Rachel Tribe’s Preterm Birth research group where she is involved in profiling the exosomal content of cervico-vaginal fluid collected from term and preterm pregnancies. At the start of this post, she undertook laboratory training in the Exosome Biology Lab at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical Research (Oct 18 to July 19). Dr Jenkins’ research interests centre on the molecular and microbial causes of preterm birth as well as the identification of clinical biomarkers that are predictive of preterm birth. Prior to this she gained a PhD from Imperial College London, under supervision of Professor Neena Modi, Professor Julian Marchesi and Dr Matthew Hyde. Her project specifically focused on the microbiota and functional activity of the preterm neonatal gut. She also holds a Master of Public Health (Imperial College London) and a Genetics BSc Hons (Cardiff University).