Joe FrostRole: Laboratory Technician Email: J.D.Frost1@newcastle.ac.uk
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with Medical Microbiology from Newcastle University in 2017. During my degree I specialised in microbiology and molecular biology, undertaking a project entitled ‘Functional analysis of the Edwardsiella tarda type III secretion system, focusing on the functional interchangeability of EscK and EscL from EPEC’. I was gripped during my degree however by the study of immunology, and more specifically dysregulation of the immune system in disease, so I enrolled on the immunology MRes and was lucky enough to land a place in the fibrosis lab during my project.
Under the supervision of Dr Lee Borthwick, my project has gone very well so far, and I have managed to secure next year in the lab by continuing with my work on investigating the role of the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R) in liver fibrosis. I have really enjoyed employing methodologies unique to this lab into my project such as precision cut slicing (PCS), and l am excited at the prospect of getting one step closer to curing fibrosis.