Theoni obtained her BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics, at the University of East Anglia and her MSc in Stem Cell Technology, at the University of Nottingham. She then joined the biomedical research team, at the Griffin Institute, for two years, before moving to the CSCRM at King’s College London, working in the field of liver regeneration and stem cells in Rashid Lab. In 2017 she embarked on the IRTG trans-campus PhD program, carrying out research at both KCL, in Sancho Lab, and TU Dresden, in Ninov Lab. Her project focuses on identifying novel regulators of Pdx1, a master regulator of β-cell development, and delineating the respective molecular regulatory pathways in both adult and induced pluripotent stem cells. The project will provide insightful information on how to stabilise Pdx1 and improve the efficiency of β-cell generation.