School of Health & Life Science student Rachel Quilang successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Immunological modification of placental syncytialization in humans” on Tuesday 12th February. This closely followed the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrations on the 11th February. Rachel’s work focussed on exploring the expression of a number of key immunological molecules within human placental cells, in response to cell fusion (a normal part of placental development) and in response to exposure to the parasite responsible for congenital toxoplasmosis.
Well done Rachel, an inspiration to all!
Pictured above are: External examiner (Dr Michelle Bellingham, University of Glasgow), Director of Studies (Dr Fiona Menzies), Student (Dr Rachel Quilang) and Internal examiner (Dr Anne Crilly)