Dr. Lois Gardner

Research Associate & Project Manager



Lois obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter, during which time she was awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange service to complete a summer internship at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich within the Radiation Cytogenetics Unit. In 2014, she completed her MSc in Molecular Medicine with distinction at the University of Leeds. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of Leeds, which was funded by a Colt Foundation Fellowship. Her research was based within the UK Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit and investigated the genetic susceptibility to exertional heat illness using a targeted next-generation sequencing approach.

Lois joined the Nanomedicine Lab in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, collaborating closely with the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute to develop nanoparticle-based enrichment methods to enhance blood cancer genomic biomarker discovery. This project is funded by a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) grant. Since 2021 she has been appointed as Project Manager (0.5fte) in the Nanomedicine Lab looking after managerial and administrative matters of the EPSRC-funded 2D-Health Programme Grant.