Ms Jessie Xu
I am a Wellcome Trust PhD researcher studying Immuno-oncology at the Centre for Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, King's College London. My research interests lie in regulatory T cells (Tregs), a highly immunosuppressive T cell subset. The aim of my PhD research is to understand the crosstalk between tumour-infiltrating Tregs and other immune cell subtypes and their contributions to the progression of melanoma skin cancer. Through this project, I have gained deep experience in tumour and transgenic mouse models, flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture and bioinformatics analysis.
Before my PhD, I worked as a clinical AI data intern at SIME Diagnostics, where I analysed electronic clinical data to generate algorithms for the prediction of neonatal respiratory diseases. During my time as a visiting researcher at Sanger Institute, I explored the involvement of DNA repair and apoptosis signalling pathways in anti-cancer drug responses using computational methods.