Current work and interests
Nick is a PhD student in the Aetiology of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders programme on a 3 year studentship from the Medical Research Council, supervised by Prof. Nicholas Wareham. His research examines the genetic and environmental determinants of adipose tissue storage and inflammatory markers, indicative of early-stage diabetes.
Background and experience
Prior to joining the Unit, Nick graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa with a First Class honours BSc.(Hons) degree in Human Genetics (2014) and a First Class honours research MSc in Human Genetics (2016). His MSc thesis centered on Tuberculous Meningitis, a rare childhood manifestation of tuberculosis that infects the meninges. A disease that places a large burden on Southern Africa’s health system every year. This project involved both exome sequencing and genome-wide SNP genotyping using genotyping arrays.
Outside of his studies, Nick represents the University of Cambridge in Tennis.