As the cell and molecular support technician for the MBA, I am responsible for maintaining the MBA’s algal culture and providing general laboratory maintenance for the research teams so they can conduct their investigations. I’m also helping the MBA to move into their recently renovated and purpose-built laboratory by setting up equipment and laboratory spaces for the future. I have a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Research from the University of Plymouth in marine biology and in my undergraduate degree, my project examined anthropogenic noise pollution on jellyfish polyp settlement rates. During my placement year, I gained practical skills in a marine science research facility assisting in a range of projects. In my post-graduate degree, I investigated tempo-spatial patterns of growth rate in juvenile plaice around the South-west of England using a range of molecular metrics. I am interested in using molecular techniques to answer questions in marine biology such as examining how marine life is responding to climate change.