Miss Sarah Hutchings
Research Postgraduate (PhD)
|Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Biosciences
I graduated with BSc in biochemistry from York university in 2020 and spent 2.5 years working at a biotechnology company in industry before starting a PhD in Professor Heddle’s lab. I’m interested in how biological molecules interact, how molecular machines work on a biochemical basis, and how this can be harnessed in biotechnology and synthetic biology to build new structures and systems.
My PhD research project is the design and construction of a DNA nanomachine for immune modulation, taking advantage of the structure of DNA and artificial exosomes to create nanomachines which can influence immune cells.