Marie graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2010 with a Bsc (Hons) in Medical Sciences (cell and molecular pathology). This was followed by a Wellcome Trust combined MSc + PhD programme also at the University of Birmingham.
Marie’s PhD research focused on the characterisation of non-resident immune cells located within the central nervous system. This work explored the role of cerebrospinal fluid CD4+ T cells in CNS immune surveillance and their potential involvement in early neuroinflammatory disease pathogenesis.
Following her PhD Marie joined the Dr. Sarosh Irani group at the University of Oxford. Research here involved the investigation of pathogenic B cell clones in autoantibody-mediated neurological disorders. In 2016 Marie spent a year at Serascience Ltd learning about the development of diagnostic products for use in clinics and laboratories.
Marie joined Micropathology Ltd in March 2017 and will be supporting the company’s partnership in international research projects (EUCLIDS, PERFORM) alongside routine diagnostic duties.