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Julia graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a BSc Hons in Microbiology. She was awarded a PhD in Cellular Microbiology by University College London (studying bacterial-induced cytokine modulation in infective endocarditis), and went on to work at Imperial College, London as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, on the development of Group B meningococcal vaccines. During her time in academia Julia co-authored a number of papers and presented her research at national and international conferences.
In 2004 Julia made the move into industry, joining Asterand as a scientist in the Department of Exploratory Drug Profiling, before joining the Molecular Pathology group. She was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2007 and became a Study Director for Regulatory Studies in IHC in 2010. During her time at Asterand Julia worked on a broad range of disease indications for a large number of different pharmaceutical companies, supporting the pre-clinical drug development process with high quality deliverables and a passion for good customer service.
Julia joined Costello Medical in July 2018 as an Analyst, and is looking forward to putting her scientific and customer service skills to good use across Costello Medical’s varied service offerings.