Caitlin Reid joined the Earnshaw lab in May 2019 as a Research Assistant, after completing a Bachelors degree in Applied Biomedical Science at Glasgow Caledonian University.
As an undergraduate, she completed a number of clinical-based modules, before deciding in her Honours year to focus her attention to research.
She completed her Bachelor thesis, titled Connexin26 mutations D66H and G12R on murine skin epithelium, dermal infiltrate & protein expression. Within the lab, Caitlin has worked on a number of projects: firstly, with Dr Mar Carmena – being trained in microscopy while studying the chromosome passenger complex.
Currently, Caitlin is predominantly assisting Dr Kumiko Samejima, gaining experience in molecular biology techniques and cell culture whilst studying chromosome structure.