Clare Newell


​I obtained my BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Surrey with an industrial placement year, spent at UCL in the lab of Prof. Ivan Gout. In this year I investigated the role of Coenzyme A in neurodegenerative diseases involving mutations in the CoA biosynthetic pathway. My PhD in Alex's lab will focus on the synthesis of Drosophila cuticular hydrocarbons and their localisation, particularly the effects of altering the hydrocarbon blend. Throughout my PhD, I will be working jointly with the National Physical Laboratory utilising new techniques in imaging mass spectrometry.