MS PRARTHNA CLARE

MS PRARTHNA CLARE
MS PRARTHNA CLARE

MS PRARTHNA CLARE

B.E.(Hons.), MSc.

Research PG

About

Office 5.20

Institute of Medical Sciences,

University of Aberdeen,

Foresterhill Campus,

AB25 2ZD

 

Combined Studies

Biography

 

  • PhD student in the Abu Eid Group
  • MSc. in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow
  • B.E. (Hons.) in Biotechnology at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

Internal Memberships

Member of the SMMSN PGR Liaison Committee

Member of the SMMSN PGR Conference Committee (2018-2019)

Research

Research Overview

Head and Neck Cancer

Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Digital Pathology

Current Research

Morphological and Immunological Characterization of HPV Positive Head and Neck Cancer

The incidence of head and neck cancer is on the rise in UK with the highest rates reported in Scotland. Changes in alcohol and tobacco consumption in addition to increase in the incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection are thought to be responsible for this increase. 

Despite advances in head and neck cancer treatment, including cancer immunotherapy, the mortality rate is high. Early detection of malignancies, prediction of malignant transformation in premalignant lesions and characterization of the immune response within cancerous and precancerous tissues are vital in predicting disease prognosis and guiding novel therapies.

This project aims at elucidating microscopic patterns in HPV positive and negative head and neck malignant and premalignant lesions through quantification of immune responses, tissue and cell morphological features using image analysis.

 

Supervisors: 

Dr Rasha Abu Eid and Prof Jaya Jayasinghe

 

Funding and Grants

University of Aberdeen's Elphinstone Scholarship

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Student Demonstrator (School of Medical Science)

  • BI25M7 (Energy for Life)