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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the field of biomedical science and I am based in the Signalling department at the Babraham Institute. I am interested in a particular signalling pathway known as autophagy, which promotes cellular survival by degrading and recycling superfluous components of the cell. I have recently completed my PhD, which focused on the modulation of autophagy for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that is characterised by chronic gastrointestinal inflammation. My current project, however, is delineating the effects of an autophagy-related pathway on the ageing immune system. We aim to uncover novel drug targets for the modulation of this pathway, which may be beneficial in the development of treatments for age-related disease. As a result of several key collaborative projects during my PhD and postdoc, including an NHS clinical study, I have become passionate about multidisciplinary research and driving translational research. I am also keen to disseminate science and research by continuing my involvement in public engagement activities.