Dr Rachel Lawrence

Postdoctoral researcher, Swansea University Medical School

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Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Swansea University Medical School and my current research interest involves developing a less invasive diagnostic tool for oesophageal cancer. This involves measuring DNA damage in blood cells using the lymphocyte cytokinesis block micronucleus assay and the PIG-A mutation assay. My research also involves elucidating external/environmental factors that may induce or be protective against DNA damage as well as identifying the reason why blood cell mutation mirrors internal tumour development.

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