During my PhD with Sebastian Brandner at the UCL Institute of Neurology, I worked with brain tumours, aiming to understand the role of IDH1 mutations. In this context, I identified a new diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of gliomas, as well as the association between IDH1 mutations and endoplasmic reticulum stress. I joined the Gould lab in Nov 2018 to pursue a long-term interest in neural stem and progenitor cells. During my postdoc, I will be focusing on the effects of environmental stress on mammalian brain development. Outside the lab, I enjoy reading novels and travelling.