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Lucy Crawford

Research Technician in Islet Isolation

I provide technical support during islet isolations and assist with wet lab research projects within the Oxford Consortium for Islet Transplantation (OXCIT). As part of my role during isolations I make up all necessary solutions for processing, conduct tissue collection, as well as viability testing and equipment preparation. Outside of isolations I work to maintain the lab, compile and interpret reports from environmental monitoring and conduct cleaning evaluations for new solutions.

I am currently conducting research investigating the effect of donor characteristics on pancreas processing and building on work previously published by the group on differences in protein concentration between young and old donor pancreases. My goal is to help inform optimisation of the islet isolation procedure.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Birmingham, with a specialism in microbiology.