Deborah Cross

Deborah Cross

Presently: Completing an MRes in Biomedical Research at Cardiff University. My final thesis will examine the presentation of HIV-associated antigens on MHC class II molecules to CD4+ T cells (Supervisor: Dr David Cole). Previous projects submitted for this course include a systematic review investigating the effects of intensive glycaemic control on attenuating the progression of cognitive impairment in type II diabetic patients (Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Hewitt) and optimisation of a 3D model system examining the effects of mechanical loading on an osteocyte-like cell line (Supervisor: Dr Bronwen Evans).

2011-2014: BSc in Biochemistry at Cardiff University. Completed my final year dissertation in the Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity studying the effect of complement protein deficiencies on plasma lipid profiles in mice knockouts (Supervisors: Dr Ruth Lewis and Dr Tim Hughes).

Over the summer of 2014, undertook a 2-month, research placement looking at the interactions of complement proteins with neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the context of sepsis (Supervisors: Dr Meike Heurich and Dr Stephen Clark).