PhD and MSc (Research) students
Mr William Law
Project title: Determining the FKBPL-mediated inflammatory mechanisms in cardiovascular health
Miss Prakriti Siwakoti
Project title: Evaluating luminescent nanoparticle for controlled release of drugs for type 1 diabetes
Dr Hermily-Lourdes Geronimo (PhD part-time; 2019 - 2025)
Project title: "A double-blind, randomised, placebo- controlled trial investigating the effect of Plasmaide supplement on the serum cardiometabolic profile"
Ms Sahar Ghorbanpour Diploma Engineering MSc BSc
PhD thesis: Investigating novel angiogenesis mechanism of neovascularisation.
Previous position: Research Assistant at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)
Mr Micheal Chhor BSc (Hons)
PhD thesis: "Determining the Role of the FKBPL Pathway in Endothelial Dysfunction and Cardiac Fibrosis"
Mrs Claire Richards BSc (Hons)
Thesis title: "Elucidating the mechanisms of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells in placental development and preeclampsia"
Miss Kimberly Sesperez BSc (Hons)
Project title: "Pre-eclampsia and cardiovascular disease: evaluating FKBPL and CD44 as biomarkers"
Mr Dillan Pienaar BSc (Hons)
Project title: "The role of Galectin-3 in preeclampsia"
Mr Hao Chen BSc (Hons)
Thesis title: "Novel Biomarkers for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)"
Mrs Dinara Alfrose
Project title: "Targeting oxidative stress in preeclampsia with mesenchymal stem cell secretome"
Primary supervision (2015 - 2019):
Dr Ross McNally PhD BSc (Hons) Genetics
PhD thesis: "The role of a novel anti-angiogenic protein, FKBPL, in
pre-eclampsia"; Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast (2015 - 2019)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Dr Abdelrahim Alqudah PhD BPharm
PhD thesis: "The role of FKBPL in diabetes and associated cardiovascular health"; Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast (2016 - 2019)
School of Pharmcy
Dr Stephanie Annett
PhD thesis: "The role of FKBPL and its peptide derivatives in targeting stemness"; School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast
Honours students (2018)
Mr Sargon Lazar BSc (Hons) (2019) - primary supervision
Project title: "The role of an immunophilin protein, FKBPL, in cardiac dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes"
Miss Ingrid Aneman BSc (Hons) (2020) - primary supervision
Project title: "Novel protein and miRNA biomarkers in diagnosis of different subtypes of preeclampsia"