Martha Lavelle

PhD Student

Martha received her BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Sheffield in 2020, during which she specialized in neurobiology and received the neuroscience prize upon graduation. Following this, she worked as a research assistant in the Wade-Martins group at the University of Oxford, using iPSC and CRISPRi technologies to study mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, funded by an industry collaboration with BMS Celgene. She joined as a PhD candidate in the Armstrong Group in February 2022, and her project will apply her background in neuroscience and genetics to develop new strategies for brain organoid bioengineering.

PhD Cosupervisors: Dr Oscar Cordero Llana, Prof. James Uney

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