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Miss Lydia Kitchen

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

BSc


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Research Postgraduate (PhD) of Department of Biosciences  

Biography

PhD project

Investigating the use of IR1068 light therapy to regulate the inflammatory, immune and thrombotic responses to COVID-19, both in vitro and in vivo, with particular focus on neuroprotection.

Working thesis title: Photobiomodulation approach for COVID-19 treatment in Drosophila melanogaster: validation and mechanism

Education

Natural Sciences BSc in Biology and Chemistry from Durham University (2020).

Final year literature review titled 'The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the pathophysiology and treatment of major depressive disorder' 

Research interests

  • Photobiomodulation
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurobiology of mental illnesses
  • Drosophila
  • Viral infection
  • Science outreach

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