Current work and interests
Alice is a PhD student on the Wellcome Trust 4-year Programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease. She is jointly supervised by Dr Claudia Langenberg and Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, and works between the MRC Epidemiology Unit and Metabolic Research Laboratories. Her PhD project focuses on the genetic and molecular characterisation of insulin resistance.
Background and experience
Alice is broadly interested in the genetic characterisation of human metabolic disease, and the further annotation of disease-associated variants to prioritise variants for functional follow up.
Alice was awarded an MSc in Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London where she completed a 6-month research project focusing on examining the genetic architecture of a non-coding type 2 diabetes susceptibility locus, and the interrogation of candidate functional variants. Prior to this she completed BSc (Hons) Genetics at the University of Manchester.