I am a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, researching the interaction between elements of the immune system and atopic dermatitis (eczema). I’ve bounced about a fair bit, going from working on plants at the University of Sheffield to stem cell research in zebrafish at Imperial College London to virology at Imperial to Edinburgh, with a bit of 3D cancer modelling and mouse immunology thrown in for good measure. Having discovered a love of writing early-on in my academic path, I have put out articles wherever I can, collecting by-lines at both university newspapers and independent websites/blogs.
Articles by Jennifer Shelley
Organoids are a developing star of research. They can be grown to represent the majority of mammalian organs and have a wide range of possible applications. More realistic than simple monolayer cell culture, they offer an in-between step that reduces the need for animal models and simplifies (although doesn’t completely remove) ethics paperwork. They are…