Post Doctoral Fellow
I was born in Norwich, on the east coast of England (U.K) and did my undergraduate degree at Keele University studying medicinal chemistry and forensic science. I studied a wide array of subjects from drugs of abuse identification and autopsy to the synthesis of tetracyclic antimalarial compounds and the analysis of polonium levels in tobacco smoke.
I stayed on at Keele to complete my PhD in chemistry (synthetic medicinal chemistry) designing and synthesising nitric oxide (NO) modulators to aid in conditions ranging from angina to Alzheimer’s. My research interests remain in small molecule drug discovery and development for the treatment of disease. Moving to Stanford was my first trip to the U.S.A but new challenges excite me.
Fun fact: I am a massive foodie and I love the concept of molecular gastronomy.