Current work and interests
I work as the Biorepository Manager at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. My role involves managing the day-to-day running of the Biorepository lab that provides services to research projects and study trials. Some of our services include aliquoting, processing and storage of samples, genotyping, DNA extraction, quantification and qualification. I am the technical expert for the facility, leading the implementation of protocols and preparing project reports for different study teams.
Background and experience
I obtained PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa in 2016, and then as a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of South Africa focusing on diabetes research. I previously worked as RNA extraction technician at the Charnwood campus, Loughborough, quality analyst at Plymouth lighthouse lab and then laboratory manager at two different SARS-CoV-2 high throughput labs across the UK. My research interests are in the aetiology, treatments, and management of diabetes.