Heather gained her PhD in Infection and Immunity from the University of Glasgow in 2018. Her work focussed on the emerging roles for long non-coding RNA in the immune response, and was part of an exciting collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry. During this project, Heather gained invaluable experience in Immunology, Rheumatology and Molecular Biology, including experience working with CRISPR technology. Prior to this, Heather studied Biochemistry at the University of Manchester.  As part of her degree, Heather undertook a one-year placement at a pharmaceutical company where she worked on numerous clinical trials

Heather is a STEM ambassador and can often be found taking part in public engagement events to educate the general public about the importance of scientific research. While conducting her PhD she was involved in many patient outreach and fundraising events. One such event saw her and a group of others, travel to the north coast of Scotland to spread awareness and engage with the public about the importance of early diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases.
Heather joined us in September 2020 as a Trainee Attorney in the Life Science and Chemistry team and is working towards becoming a UK Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney.

PhD Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow (2018)
BSc Biochemistry with Industrial Experience. First class (hons), University of Manchester (2014)

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