Eleanor graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with honours in Pharmacology in 2011. She then joined the Tumour Hypoxia Group led by Professor Ester Hammond to carry out a year-long research masters project. This work focused on the DNA damage response in the context of hypoxia and in particular the role of Wee1. The project also involved investigation of Wee1 inhibitors as single agents and in combination with radiotherapy. During her time in Oxford, Eleanor had the opportunity to present posters at several meetings and published her masters’ findings the following year.
Eleanor discovered her passion and enthusiasm for scientific research through her masters and after its completion went on to do her PhD at The Institute of Cancer Research with Professor Janet Shipley in the Department of Molecular Pathology. She completed her PhD in 2017 and is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at The Institute of Cancer Research studying molecular mechanisms in rhabdomyosarcoma.