BSc(Hons) Neuroscience, 2011 Graduate
Kate Clark, who graduated from UCLan with a BSc(Hons) Neuroscience in 2011, won the British Neuroscience Association undergraduate project prize. Kate was successful for her third year project, which involved the use of yeast as a metabolic model for the study of cancer therapeutics.
She said: “There is an impressive list of previous winners and I feel really humble to have joined such an exclusive club. It’s a privilege to have been given the opportunity to carry out in-depth research while on my undergraduate course at UCLan. Making new discoveries is a fantastic feeling and the experience has really helped to shape my future career plans.”
At UCLan the Neuroscience degree is taught jointly across the School of Psychology and the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr Nikola Bridges, of the School of Psychology, said: “All final year undergraduate neuroscience students in the UK are eligible to submit their projects for this award. We are all delighted that Kate’s work has been acknowledged in this way. It is recognition of her hard work and expertise in an area of growing academic research.”
Kate hopes to continue her studies on brain tumours and cancer and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Newcastle which focuses on this. Following this she intends to become a university lecturer herself and hopes to set up her own cancer lab.