Dr Christine Young
MRC Human Genetics Unit
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South
- Post code
- EH4 2XU
Christine obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from Queen's University Belfast during which she completed a 9 month research project under the supervision of Dr. Tom Flannery. This project involved the validation of an orthotopic animal model as a means of assessing Cathepsin S expression and invasion in Actrocytomas.
Christine's doctoral studies were also undertaken at Queen's University within the Blood Cancer group at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, where she worked under the supervision of Prof. Ken Mills. During this time, she assesed the effects of epigenetic combination therapies in treating AML and used gene expression analysis to identify pathways that could be targeted using novel combinations therapies.
Christine has recently joined the lab of Dr. Maria Christophorou at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh where her research entails trying to elucidate the role of peptidylarginine deiminase 4 (PADI4) in both normal and malignant haematopoieisis.
Bachelor of Science, Queen's University, Belfast Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Queen's University, Belfast