Ms Tina Baker
PhD Project: The role of cationic antimicrobial peptides in female reproductive tract host defence.
Dates: Sept 2012 – Nov 2016
Primary Supervisor: Dr Julia Dorin
Additional Supervisors: Dr Donald Davidson; Dr Sarah Stock
Funding: IGMM 4-year studentship, MRC
Following an MSc in Molecular Genetics at the University of Leicester, Tina spent some time in London researching Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD) for single gene disorders and aneuploidy. Tina then undertook a PhD at the MRC Human Genetic Unit and MRC Centre for Inflammation Research on an IGMM 4-year studentship with the University of Edinburgh. Tina’s work was focused on the mechanisms and role of Host Defence Peptides (Cathelicidins and Defensins) in the female reproductive tract and intestinal tract, with particular interest in their significance in maintenance of commensal microflora, microbial clearance and inflammatory response in preterm labour.
Updated 26th January 2017