Emma Veale, Research Associate, The University of Kent
Emma studied biochemistry at Brunel University in West London during which she obtained her first publication. After obtaining her degree she joined Imperial College London as a research technician, working initially in plant research (with the late Dr Gary Warren) as a molecular biologist. Emma then moved into the labs of Professor Brian Robertson and Professor Alistair Mathie as a research assistant, studying the role of mammalian ion channels in neurons, where she combined her molecular biology skills with patch-clamp electrophysiology. In May 2007, she relocated with Professor Mathie to take up her current position as a research associate in the Biological Sciences Group within the Medway School of Pharmacy, where she obtained her PhD by published works.