Dr. Sophie Walker



College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Discipline: Biosciences
Department: Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
Research Centre/Unit: RILD - IBEx

Dr. Sophie Walker completed her undergraduate Chemistry degree with an Integrated masters and Year in Industry in 2019 at the University of Leeds. From here, Dr. Walker moved to the University of Edinburgh  where she completed her PhD, working on optimising islet transplantation outcomes through the use of drug-loaded microparticles in preclinical studies of type 1 diabetes, working with Professor Shareen Forbes.

Currently, Dr. Sophie Walker is working as a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Joanne Boldison, looking at deciphering how B cells contribute to the onset of type 1 diabetes.