Dr Alexandra Shattock
Alex is a second-year PhD student at the RVC, University of London. She completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Birmingham and her MSc in Reproduction and Development at the University of Bristol. Her PhD is focused on the development of canine assisted reproduction for expediting canine Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) translational research. In particular, she is currently trying to establish a co-culture system that more accurately replicates the in vivo environment in which the dog oocyte matures and also trying to develop a method that can skew the sex of pups born to assist in the study of sex-linked diseases, such as DMD.