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About Hannah Rigby

Hannah is a Laboratory Manager in Biological Sciences. Her areas of expertise are molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

Hannah studied for a BSc in Biology at Durham University, during which she undertook a 12 month industrial placement at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as part of a genetic mapping team. Following on from this she developed an interest in genetics and developmental biology and went on to complete an MSc project in Developmental Cell Biology at Durham University looking at the growth of primary cartilage tissue in 2D and 3D constructs. She then studied for an MPhil in Developmental Genetics at Newcastle University with a project examining the left-right patterning of cells in the developing vertebrate heart.

Before taking up her post at Chester University, Hannah was a Laboratory Technician at Durham University for four years. During this time she was involved in supporting the undergraduate teaching programmes for Biological and Biomedical Sciences and more recently Pharmacy. As the Pharmacy MPharm degree was a newly offered programme at the university, she worked alongside her colleagues to develop and deliver new undergraduate practical sessions across all year groups.

Hannah has experience of delivering demonstrations to undergraduate students in biology, biomedical sciences, molecular biology, pharmacology, microbiology, pharmaceutics, physiology and clinical skills and has further used these skills to support postgraduate students and academic members of staff in their research.