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Emily Cresswell Wins OxKen DPhil Studentship

7th April 2021

Congratulations to Emily Cresswell (2018, Medicine – Preclinical) who successfully applied for a fully funded DPhil in Inflammatory and Musculoskeletal Disease at the Kennedy Institute, through the University’s OxKen programme, a brand new initiative.

The OxKen studentship provides the opportunity for medical students to enter into a full MD/PhD programme, which has never been available before. Emily was awarded the DPhil following a successful interview that impressed the judging panel, following a highly competitive application process. Having recently accepted the offer, Emily will begin studying on the fully funded DPhil in September working under three supervisors, including Professor Fredrik Karpe, Tutor in Medicine at Pembroke.

The project that Emily will be working on for her DPhil is titled ‘Immunometabolism in human adipose tissue’. It is hoped that the project has the potential to advance scientific understanding of human tissue development, and lead to the creation of therapeutic strategies for immunometabolic disease.

Emily commented: “I'm super excited to start this studentship programme, and very grateful to the Kennedy Institute for providing such an amazing opportunity.”

Emily Cresswell