Rachel Burgoyne

Rachel Burgoyne

Role: Research Technician Email: Rachel.Burgoyne@newcastle.ac.uk


I graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science in 2016. After enjoying my undergraduate project within the Fibrosis group titled ‘The Effect of Neutrophil Depletion on Inflammation-Induced Ageing’, I decided to further my research knowledge by undertaking an MRes in Medical and Molecular Bioscience.

Having thoroughly enjoyed my master’s project with the EPoS and Fibrosis group investigating the role of hepatic progenitor cells in Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, I then decided to apply for a technical position focusing on precision-cut lung slices (PCS) in human lung tissue with Dr Lee Borthwick.

My Current role involves the preparation and culture of human explant tissue and cell culture for both industrial collaborators and academic interests.


  • Masters of Research (MRes) Medical and Molecular Bioscience at Newcastle University (2017)
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University (2016)