Miss Buffy  Eldridge-Thomas
Bye-Fellow in Writing Skills

BA, MPhil

After graduating from Downing with a degree in Natural Sciences, I worked at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in public engagement and science writing.  Alongside, I supervised several Natural Sciences subjects including Biology of Cells and Cell and Developmental Biology, and have been an assessor for Natural Sciences Tripos exams.  Within Downing I offer study skills support to individuals and groups of students studying biological science subjects.  This includes running seminars on essay writing for Part I and Part II, and small-group sessions on reading scientific papers.  I am now undertaking a PhD in the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience, with my research looking at the role of adhesion to the basement membrane in regulating intestinal stem cell proliferation using Drosophila as a model organism, as well as continuing my work at Downing.