Claire obtained her B.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge, UK. She completed her D.Phil. in Pathology in the lab of Elizabeth Robertson at the University of Oxford, UK, where she worked on the gene-regulatory control of mouse gastrulation. Claire moved on to a postdoctoral fellowship, supported by a New York State Stem Cell Science, in the lab of Kat Hadjantonakis at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA. Here, she investigated cell-cell signalling in patterning of the mouse blastocyst.
Claire joined the Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory, lead by Kathy Niakan, in 2021. She is currently working on the role of signalling in human embryogenesis and regulation of pluripotency.