Lee Samuel PhD
Lee joined Symbiosis in June 2011 as a trainee patent attorney. He graduated from Cardiff University with first class honours degree in Biochemistry, studying all aspects of molecular and cellular biochemistry with a final year specialisation in immunology.
During his studies he was awarded the university K.S. Dodgson Prize for outstanding academic performance in his year. He also gained experience at the Welsh Heart Research Institute where he explored potential therapeutic targets in heart disease, and for his final year dissertation Lee investigated the role of a key protein in Alzheimer’s disease.
Lee went on to complete a PhD at the same institute in the field of developmental genetics. His work focussed on investigating early cell fate decisions of the developing embryo and in particular deciphering the signalling network involved in differentiation of cardiac cells. This research enabled Lee to obtain technical experience across multiple scientific disciplines. His research results have been published in peer reviewed journals and he has presented his work at international conferences. Since being awarded his doctorate, Lee has also gained additional research experience as a Research Assistant in the same laboratory thus extending his interest in genetics, development and disease.
Lee is an experienced communicator of technical information and has an accomplished and broad scientific knowledge in the Life Sciences, including developmental and molecular biology, genetics, chemistry and immunology.