Catherine is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Davenport group. Her research focuses on the heterogeneity of disease presentation across individuals with autoimmune conditions, particularly in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
I have recently finished my PhD at the University of Edinburgh where I was supervised by Dr Graeme Cowan. My work focused on the sequencing of adaptive immune receptor (BCR and TCR) repertoires in rheumatoid arthritis and other immune conditions. In particular, I was interested in linking receptor characteristics with cell phenotype and understanding how repertoire sequencing may inform treatment decisions. I am excited to transfer these skills to the study of SLE and to explore the broader gene expression landscape of patients with the disease, including how this differs in patients with varying disease presentation.
Started as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sanger Institute
Submitted PhD thesis - Understanding adaptive immunity using immune receptor repertoire sequencing
Joined the Wellcome Trust Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health 4 Year PhD Programme, University of Edinburgh (supervised by Graeme Cowan)
Began MSc in Integrated Immunology, University of Oxford