Annie obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from University College London where she was awarded the Margaret Kerly Memorial Award and placed on the Dean’s list for academic achievement. During her undergraduate studies, Annie completed a summer research studentship in the structural immunology group at UCL, receiving The Biochemical Society’s Eisenthal Prize. In her final year, Annie’s interests moved towards cell biology and she carried out a research project at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, where she investigated cell signalling pathways in human Müller glial stem cells.
Following her undergraduate degree, Annie completed her MRes and PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD focused on understanding the regulation of the hypoxic response pathway and identified novel links between hypoxia-inducible transcription factors, iron homeostasis and the vacuolar H+ ATPase. During her time as a PhD student, Annie chaired a conference aimed at discussing innovative biomedical research and the interdisciplinary approaches that are essential to address the global health challenges of the 21st century.
Annie joined J A Kemp as a trainee patent attorney in 2018 and works in the firm’s London office. She obtained the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London in 2020, with distinctions in all modules.