Fiona obtained a first class honours degree in Biochemistry from The University of Nottingham before completing a PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics at the same institution. Her doctoral thesis was focused on the regulation and localisation of DEF6, a Rho family guanine nucleotide exchange factor in T cell signalling.
Following completion of her PhD, Fiona worked for five years as a post-doctoral research associate, at the University of Leicester on a CRUK funded project investigating how mutant versions of oncogenic BRAF initiate and drive human cancer development. This work involved transgenic mouse models, proteomics, fluorescence microscopy, protein biochemistry and analysis of human tumour samples to identify novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers for oncogenic BRAF-driven cancers.
Fiona joined Potter Clarkson in June 2016 and works in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals team.