Hi everyone, I’m Adam and I am currently a PhD student at the University of Manchester (UK) working on how immune cells and inflammation can drive tumour growth in NF2-associated vestibular schwannoma.
My career aspirations have always been guided by my drive to help others, and research has been the platform that I’ve always thought I can make the biggest impact. Being funded by NF2 BioSolutions is such an honour, and I’m so excited to make this project a success for such a resilient and brave group of people. An important aspect to this project is incorporating what those with NF2 think, and so I will do timely updates on how things are progressing, and any feedback on what you think about the project so far, and the direction you want it to go, will be invaluable.
My focus is using high dimensional imaging techniques to identify what immune cells and inflammatory pathways are making these NF2 tumours grow, and through NF2 BioSolutions I am also able to access NF2 cell lines which will support our imaging findings. Ultimately, this will hopefully provide several immune pathways that we can target by repurposing pre-existing drugs that are currently being used in other cancers and diseases.
This is a very exciting time for NF2 BioSolutions and those with NF2, as hopefully within the coming years you will have a greater therapeutic arsenal at your disposal. If you want to know more about my project in-depth, or anything you are curious about, get in touch (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks, and seeya soon!
– Adam Paul Jones
This blog has been created following an NF2 BioSolutions UK coffee morning chat as a way to share stories, ideas, positivity and even sprinkle in some science. Everyone is welcome here and warmly encouraged to join us in contributing to our community through this blog. If you would like to add anything (anything at all!) then please contact myself, Grace Gregory, at email@example.com and we can pop it up on our blog. Watch this space and please join in helping us all connect and share with one another!