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Miss Liana Barkwill 

MRes Advanced Biological Sciences

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Liana Barkwill is an MRes Advanced Biological Sciences Student within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I graduated from University of Southampton in 2017 with a BSc. In Biomedical Sciences. My final year research project focused on reducing ABCB1 activity through pharmacological modulation of potassium channels as a novel intervention of multi-drug resistance in cancer.  

Research interests

Research area:

I have a strong interest in neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. My current research project is investigating astrocyte phenotype in neurodegenerative disease, and how microglia may influence such reactive phenotypes. I will gain key experimental skills during my MRes, as well as understanding the literature and communicating through written projects and oral presentations. 

Why I chose MRes Advanced biological Sciences:

After completing my undergraduate Biomedical Sciences degree, I wanted to continue studying to a higher level. I chose the MRes Advanced Biological Sciences as this course gave me the opportunity to gain valuable laboratory skills and further knowledge into the neuroscience field, allowing me to specialise in an area I particularly enjoyed. The MRes course will open more doors for me in my future career.

Aims for the future:

I hope to continue my enjoyment of research through a PhD in a similar field.

MRes Supervisor: Dr Diego Gomez-Nicola

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

Affiliate research group

MRes Advanced Biological Science

Miss Liana Barkwill
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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