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 Thomas Hewat

Thomas Hewat

PhD Student

 RILD Building Level 3

 

University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

Overview

Tom graduated from the University of Exeter in the summer of 2019. His dissertation project involved utilizing whole genome sequencing data to search for novel recessive causes of congenital hyperinsulinism, working with Dr Thomas Laver. He subsequently began his PhD, studying the role of DNA methylation in congenital disorders of insulin secretion, supervised by Dr Sarah Flanagan and Dr Emma Dempster.

Qualifications

  • BSc Medical Sciences (Human Genomics), University of Exeter

Grants/Funding:

  • E3 PhD Studentship

Research

Research interests

During his undergraduate degree, Tom found an interest in epigenetic variation, and specifically the impact of this variation in human diseases. He also became interested in the pancreas, and the congenital disorders that can affect its function.

Research projects

Current Projects:

Investigating the role of DNA methylation in individuals with congenital disorders of insulin secretion - PhD project supervised by Dr Sarah Flanagan and Dr Emma Dempster.

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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