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A day in the life (3rd year PhD student)

Hi! My name is Marius and I just started my third PhD year. I am a joint Crick-KCL student and spend my time between two institutions, the Crick and Randall. At Crick, I am a part of Katrin Rittinger’s group where I study ubiquitin E3 ligases using experimental techniques, while at Randall, in Franca Fraternali’s lab, I perform computational simulations to gain atomistic insight into dynamical properties of E3 ligases. The overall aim of my project is to combine experiments and simulations to understand the dynamic properties of E3 ligases. So how does this look on a day to day basis? This was my Friday.

By Marius Kausas

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A day in the life (1st year PhD student)

Hello everybody reading this! My name is Alex Gorey and I am a first year PhD student in Dr Susan Cox’s lab at King’s College. I am currently looking at how variations in the topography of the extracellular matrix affects cell cytoskeleton dynamics. If you didn’t get it, that’s fine, neither do I, just enjoy a casual day with me at King’s 😉

By Alex Gorey

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hey guys, I’m Yonis and I’m a second/third year PhD student in Maddy Parsons’ group. Our group looks at cell adhesion, migration and cytoskeletal dynamics in epithelial tissues and cancerous cells. My project is about investigating a role of a new gene in inherited skin blistering. This is what my usual Friday looks like!

By Yonis Bare

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hi! My name is Willow and I am a second year PhD student in Maddy Parsons’ group. Our group investigates cell migration in adherent cells. Cells migrate in loads of different processes like wound healing, cancer metastasis and inflammatory responses and we want to understand the molecular mechanisms that make this happen. This was my Wednesday —

By Willow Hight-Warburton 

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A day in the life (1st year PhD student)

Hi, I’m Johanna, I’m a first year PhD Student in Peter Zammit’s Group. I work on a suicide gene therapy for a rare muscle cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

By Johanna Prueller 

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A day in the life (second year PhD student and RA)

Hi, I am Tapan. I am in my second year of PhD and I also work as a research assistant here at KCL. I work in Simon Hughes’s lab and we are interested in understanding molecular mechanisms underlying embryonic muscle development, growth and regeneration. Continue reading “A day in the life (second year PhD student and RA)”

A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hi everybody! I am Grace, a second year PhD student working in Professor Maddy Parsons lab. In my project, I am looking at how a super-duper rare mutation in this protein EGFR affects various processes in skin! And here is what I am up to on a typical Tuesday 🙂

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hello! I’m Gintare (Gin for short, and yes, I like gin…) and I’m a second year PhD student here at Randall. I work at Jim McDonnell’s lab and we’re curious how the molecules involved in the allergic response all work together. So I get to study both human proteins (a special class of antibodies, called IgEs) and allergens from pollen and use a bunch of biophysical techniques to see how they interact and how it leads to allergic response. 

7:10 am

Good morning, London! Mornings are slow, but it’s always exciting to see where my experiments will take me today, so better get going!

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A day in the life (communications intern)

Welcome to a day in my life as an intern at Alzheimer’s society. I have documented a whole day in images and you can watch it below.

But first, a bit of background. I am a 3rd year PhD student in Maddy Parsons lab working on ‘trafficking and internalisation of cell membrane receptors in response to antibody-drug conjugates in 3 dimensional matrices’. Basically, I’m looking at how a new type of lung cancer drug works in artificial tissue environments compared to the traditional cell models. I love the research, as frustrating as it can be at times. However, I’m considering my options for when I finish in just over a year – EEK! I am leaning towards a career in either research or communications for a charity. I wanted to get some experience of these roles which led me to consider an internship. Continue reading “A day in the life (communications intern)”

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