Principal Scientist, Cambridge UK
Within Abcam Custom Solutions, I lead a team tasked with discovering and characterizing custom antibodies, as well as developing new assay technology and capabilities. Abcam Custom Solutions is a key partner for biopharma and diagnostic companies aiming to develop antibodies as key reagents in drug discovery, in vitro diagnostics and therapeutics. My role is to ensure the delivery of projects on time and within budget as well as providing a great customer experience. To do so, I work closely with customers, project managers and commercial teams; providing technical leadership on discovery strategies and custom assay cascades for new projects and data-driven recommendations on the progression of existing programs.
Looking at my career, I take pride in my contribution to the advancement of science in three different sectors: academia, regulatory and commercial, spanning from 15 well-cited publications in peer-reviewed journals, through to partnering with world-leaders in the biotech and pharma industry. I am also proud to be part of initiatives close to my heart, addressing Diversity & Inclusion, social mobility and STEM education. Notably, I am an In2Science UK mentor and I am a member of Abcam’s new Employee Resource Group addressing race-related matters.