Dr Rebecca Wyatt
+44 (0)1392 408277
RILD Building 3.01
University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK
Office hours: 08:00-16:30
Rebecca has a background in biology and chemistry and completed her PhD “Developing novel reagents for characterising the B-cell autoimmune response in Type 1 Diabetes’ in January 2018, where she primarily developed and optimised novel methods of detecting islet autoantibodies associated with type 1 diabetes. Before starting her PhD, Rebecca worked in an islet autoantibody reference lab and provided technical support for a series of national and international research studies into the prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes.
Since completing her PhD, she has studied the immunohistopathology of type 1 diabetes pancreata using state-of-the-art image analysis software. She is now investigating patients with extreme forms of diabetes including rare genetic forms and type 1 diabetes diagnosed in the first year of life.
She has also established and chaired the Biomedical Early Career Researchers Network to facilitate sharing of ideas and cross-discipline collaboration opportunities.
- BSc (Hons)
Research group links
- Gene discovery in monogenic autoimmunity
- Epigenetic profiling of regulatory T-cells in patients with Immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX) syndrome
- Histology of Diabetes in Downs Syndrome
- Autoantibody profiles in early onset type 1 diabetes and genetic forms of diabetes
- Immunohistology of type 1 diabetes
- University of Exeter Medical School – Supervisor of BSc research projects of final year and placement training year students
- University of Exeter Medical School – Facilitator of problem-based learning sessions for 1st year medical students
- University of Exeter Medical School – Delivered Special Study Unit to 1st year medical students