Gerald is a PhD student at Newcastle University who has joined us as a intern for the summer season. His research is interested in understanding the role of alternative splicing in cancer progression. His main project revolves around the regulation of splicing by the Tra2α and Tra2β homologous pair in breast cancer cells. Previously he has worked on various aspects of the genetics behind diabetes, particularly in the genetically inherited Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young. He is passionate about science and is keen to gain experience beyond the lab work.