I’m an Undergraduate Master of Chemistry student at the University of Loughborough in my final year, due to graduate in the summer of 2023. During my time at university, I have performed investigations into the impact of differing concentrations and combinations of the chemotherapy drugs Paclitaxel and Fluorouracil on the neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line, the effectiveness of Ampicillin and Chloramphenicol on the bacteria E. coli and S. epidermidis, as well as many other organic synthesis and analytical investigations. I have previously written research literary reviews on the utilisation of microfluidics-based blood-brain-barrier models to understand and treat glioblastomas, and the recreation of oriented neural networks on a chip through probabilistic guidance of axonal growth – the latter being the area I am focusing my novel NeuChip investigation on.
After doing my first Biochemical experiments last year, I realised that it was the area of chemistry I was most interested in and wanted to pursue the medicinal and pharmaceutical aspects of biochemistry with the study of in vitro models also.
“Dan is a great student and a pleasure to have in the team. I’m looking forward to following his career trajectory as he is so motivated and enthusiastic – he will certainly go places and do amazing things.”Dr Paul Roach, Loughborough University
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