BiographyI am a PhD student in the Gräff Lab of neuroepigenetics at EPFL. Prior to my doctoral studies I obtained my M.Sci. degree from the University of Aberdeen in the UK. For my Masters placement, I conducted a project in the Gräff Lab under the supervision of Dr D. M. Coda aiming to manipulate the epigenetic landscape of engram cells by over-expressing the histone acetylase enzyme CBP in these cells during fear conditioning. I then returned to Aberdeen to complete my degree with an Honours project supervised by Prof. J. Pettitt of The Aberdeen Worm Laboratory. Here, I computationally investigated the RNA processing mechanism known as "spliced-leader trans-splicing" in Isopoda and Copepoda. With my return to the Graff Lab I am interested in investigating the molecular substrate of remote memory extinction and uncovering the mysteries of cognitive reserve from a neuroepigenetic point of view.
Masters in Neuroscience with Psychology (1st Class Honours)
University of Aberdeen, UK
Neuroscience Prize 2022 Awardee
Awarded to the highest achieving Honours student in the University of Aberdeen UG Medical Sciences, Neuroscience Discipline on the recommendation of External Examiners at the end of the academic year.