I’m doing a PhD in optical medical imaging with healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship (OPTIMA CDT) based at the Centre for Biophotonics, University of Strathclyde.
I’m passionate about multidisciplinary research, and am researching new ways to image pancreatic islets (the clusters of cells responsible for producing insulin) in transplant clinics. A pancreatic islet transplant can result in freedom from insulin injections for people with severe type 1 diabetes.
I’m using the Mesolens, a giant microscope system that can image specimens up to 6mm wide and 3mm thick in high resolution. This allows unprecedented analysis of islets and can inform the design of 3D-bioprinted tissues.