I graduated with an MPharm from the University of Manchester, and having developed greater passion for the fascinating world of cells and signalling molecules, I joined the University of Cambridge to pursue a PhD in molecular pharmacology under the supervision of Dr Ruth Murrell-Lagnado. I worked on P2X receptors investigating their assembly and trafficking properties, as well as their interaction with other proteins such as Pannexin-1, a feature that contributes to their involvement in the regualtion of important signalling pathways that impact health and disease. Following this, I undertook my pharmacy pre-registration training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn), and registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC. I then joined Wexham Park Hospital (currenlty Frimley Park) as a clinical pharmacist, where I worked across various medical and surgical specialities, most notably admissions and microbiology. During this time, I also completed Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. I spent 6 beautiful years in Massachusetts, USA before joining Kingston University as a lecturer in pharmacy practice.
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
Xu, Xing Jian, Boumechache, Miyyada, Robinson, Lucy E., Marschall, Viola, Gorecki, Dariusz C., Masin, Marianela and Murrell-Lagnado, Ruth D. (2012) Splice variants of the P2X7 receptor reveal differential agonist dependence and functional coupling with pannexin-1. Journal of Cell Science, 125(16), pp. 3776-3789. ISSN (print) 0021-9533
Boumechache, Miyyada, Masin, Marianela, Edwardson, Michael, Gorecki, Dariusz C. and Murrell-Lagnado, Ruth (2009) Analysis of assembly and trafficking of native P2X4 and P2X7 receptor complexes in rodent immune cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(20), pp. 13446-13454. ISSN (print) 0021-9258