Research student, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
The crustacean known as the ostracod is abundant in fresh and sea water. They have an unusually tough yet, in some species, highly transparent carapace and well developed eyes. The carapace is waterproof, presumably oxygen permeable, and resistant to biofilm. In species that the dwell in the sand, it must also be scratch resistant. The detailed structure that allows the carapace to possess these properties while still remaining transparent is not entirely understood and I am using various microscopy techniques to elucidate how these properties arise, with the future aim of replicating the structure in a cell culture system.
I am currently helping demonstrate for a year one undergraduate practical course.
Presented a poster on chronic diffuse brain injury at the 2014 National Neurotruama Society Symposium
Professor Andrew Parker, Lifescaped Ltd.
Dr Sian Morgan, Cardiff University
Educational and Professional Qualifications
2015 – Present: Second Class Honours, upper division in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Bath