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Cambridge Biosciences DTP PhD Programme


MRC Toxicology Unit

Research theme: Understanding the rules of life


Project Title:

Tracking the entirety of developmental exposures and their impact on the mammalian epigenome

Project Summary:

Through utilising a series of novel reporter lines, I am investigating the impact of selected drug exposures during pregnancy and tracking the longitudinal nature of responses. I am particularly interested in exploring the effects of environmental and pharmacological toxic insults on the developing epigenome and imprinted loci.  


Key publications: 

Ferreira ACF, Szeto ACH, Heycock MWD, Clark PA, Walker JA, Crisp A, Barlow JL, Kitching S, Lim A, Gogoi M, Berks R, Daly M, Jolin HE, McKenzie ANJ. RORα is a critical checkpoint for T cell and ILC2 commitment in the embryonic thymus. Nat Immunol. 2021 Feb;22(2):166-178. doi: 10.1038/s41590-020-00833-w. Epub 2021 Jan 11. PMID: 33432227; PMCID: PMC7116838.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Dr Mathew Van de Pette

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