"Set your scientific GPS coordinates, expect the unexpected, get moving and make it happen."
After very enjoyable graduate school training with Rick Maizels in Edinburgh, UK and a postdoctoral fellowship with Tom Wynn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA, I established my own research group at The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Mill Hill, London, in 2010. As my lab grew and NIMR transitioned to The Francis Crick Institute in April 2015, my ‘scientific GPS coordinates’ were slightly adjusted to focus on human disease. The opportunity to move my lab to Genentech in May 2016 satisfied every aspect of my new coordinates: world-class scientists using cutting-edge approaches to tackle the most important scientific questions, with the aim of improving human health.
The postdoctoral program at Genentech combines the best of many worlds. Surrounded by state-of-the-art intellectual and infrastructural resources, postdoctoral researchers at Genentech can tackle the biggest and most important unanswered questions in science. Genentech offers both a nurturing and scientifically challenging environment where postdocs can sharpen their skills in a highly collaborative environment, laying down the foundations for a future in science.
We investigate the cellular and molecular pathways that contribute to inflammatory diseases. Focusing on mucosal immunity, we use a variety of in-vivo, in-vitro and in-silico approaches to ask fundamental questions. Currently, we are asking: