Up until 2006, I worked as a research scientist at both Imperial College London in the UK and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the USA. As an Immunologist, my work spanned both clinical studies and basic science research.
During my initial scientific training I completed a Masters degree at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London.
After completing my Masters, I was lucky enough to win a Prize Research Training Fellowship to study for a PhD in Immunology at Imperial College London.
My work at Imperial was mainly focussed on improving the success of stem cell transplantation for childhood Leukaemia.
In addition to the transplantation work, I completed several research projects examining more fundamental aspects of the human immune response.
After my time at Imperial, I went on to work at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where my research included projects examining the immunology and genetics of newly discovered anti-microbial proteins.
As part of my work at UMDNJ, I studied a natural anti-microbial protein found in milk, called lactoferrin, which has remarkable anti-microbial and immune-boosting properties.
This work inspired my interest in the use of natural therapeutics against disease
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