Dissecting the function and molecular evolution of long non-coding RNAs Supervised by Dr Julie Aspden, Dr Mary J O’Connell and Dr David Westhead. My PhD will use computational techniques to investigate the evolutionary conservation of lncRNAs in the cytoplasm of Drosophila melanogaster and other model organisms. I will also aim to understand the translational potential of lncRNAs, and their potential role as in the genesis of novel genes.
BSc MNatSci with Industrial Experience, University of Leeds
BSc dissertation - "The fine balance of missing data, model specification and sampling when reconstructing a molecular phylogeny of the chordates".
MSc dissertation - “A computational analysis of the conservation of long non-coding RNA and dicistronic genes in Drosophila”.