Ailsa MacCalman

Ailsa completed her Masters degree in Biomedical Science in 2018 with research focused on comparing epitope regions of islet autoantigens recognized by antibodies in the sera of Type 1 diabetes patients and HLA-DR4/DQ8 transgenic mice. After her degree, she took on the role of a research technician with the Diabetes and Metabolism group at the University of Bristol before being awarded a PhD studentship at the University of Exeter in 2019. Ailsa’s PhD research-working under Professor Jon Mill- is focused on genomic regulation in the developing pancreas. Ailsa has been a passionate dancer throughout her life, having been involved in companies such as the National Youth Ballet, as well as taking teaching roles at university.