Szi Kay Leung

Szi Kay Leung is a PhD student at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Mill, Dr Eilis Hannon, Dr Katie Lunnon and Professor David Collier (Eli Lilly and Company Ltd). Prior to this, she graduated with an integrated MBiochem in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford where she completed her final year project at NDORMS (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculosketal Sciences) on the regulation of Nerve Growth Factor, pain mediator, in myeloma-bone microenvironment. With a founded interest in epigenetics and Alzheimer’s disease, her PhD project entitled ‘Functional genomic characterisation of Alzheimer’s disease risk genes’ will examine the role of alternative splicing and RNA isoforms in AD by using a range of genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic analyses.