Annie obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from University College London where she was awarded the Margaret Kerly Memorial Award and placed on the Dean’s list for academic achievement. During her undergraduate studies, Annie completed a summer research studentship in the structural immunology group at UCL, receiving The Biochemical Society’s Eisenthal Prize. In her final year, Annie’s interests moved towards cell biology and she carried out a research project at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, where she investigated cell signalling pathways in human Müller glial stem cells.
Following her undergraduate degree, Annie completed her MRes and PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she conducted research at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. Her PhD focused on understanding the regulation of the hypoxic response pathway and identified novel links between hypoxia-inducible transcription factors, iron homeostasis and the vacuolar H+-ATPase. Her research was published in a high-impact journal and presented at international conferences. Annie gave numerous award winning talks, including a prize-winning presentation at the European Iron Club conference in Zürich, Switzerland. During her time as a PhD student, Annie chaired a conference aimed at discussing innovative biomedical research and the interdisciplinary approaches that are essential to address the global health challenges of the 21st century.
Annie joined J A Kemp as a trainee patent attorney in 2018 and works in the firm’s London office.
University College London, Honours Degree in Biochemistry
University of Cambridge, Masters Degree in Medical Science
University of Cambridge, PhD in Medical Science
Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)