Third year Biomedical Science student Cody is undertaking her research project, drawing on the skills and interests she has gained throughout the degree. Her project is focusing on the interactions of Hedgehog signalling proteins, more specifically, determining if the gene expression of GLI1 is affected by RNF5 knockdown in an acute myeloid leukaemia cell line.
After studying the Molecular and Cellular Biology module on the course, Cody was inspired to choose this area of research as her focus for the project. Cody gained an understanding in molecular genetics, cell signalling and the techniques used to analyze gene expression.
Cody has received a tremendous amount of support from her tutors; her research supervisor Dr Amy Cherry has been extremely helpful in guiding Cody through her research proposal and project.
Cody believes the knowledge and skills she has gained so far will help her greatly with further postgraduate studies, especially one in research.