Emily Jane Hill
What were you doing before you joined the MRC-DTP?
Previously, I did a BSc in Pharmacology at University College London followed by an MRes in Translational Cancer Medicine at King’s College London.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Cambridge?
I chose to study at the University of Cambridge, for its international reputation for outstanding academic achievement and research, as well as its amazing research facilities and the opportunity to learn from renowned researchers.
What do you enjoy most about your day-to-day work and the people you work with?
I really enjoy the passion and drive of the members in my research group, and we all help to motivate each other. I am also very lucky to be in a group with quite a few postdocs who have a lot of research experience and can therefore provide me with tips to overcome challenges faced, during my research project..
What do you most value about your MRC-DTP Studentship?
I highly value the supportive nature of the studentship as well as the networking opportunities and the additional training courses provided. It has also allowed me to meet other PhD students easily at Cambridge, through research events like student symposiums and research formals.
What do you plan to do after your graduate?
I intend to stay in academia and further my research experience by undertaking a postdoctoral position perhaps abroad. I would love to focus more on translational research, where I can see my results hopefully translating from the bench to the clinic.