I have been working as a research scientist in the field of Genetics and Genomics medicine for many years. I obtained my PhD in molecular genetics of autoinflammatory diseases at Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. During my postgraduate study, I identified and characterised several mutations in genes associated with dominantly inherited autoinflammatory diseases.
I joined Professor Paul Brogan’s research team at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in 2011, where my scientific work focuses on identifying novel genetic causes of autoinflammation, and other rare paediatric diseases. I am instrumental in setting up a next-generation sequencing gene panel, called “Vasculitis and Inflammation Panel” (VIP) for the identification of genetic defects underlying monogenic autoinflammatory diseases and vasculopathies/vasculitis.