About Annabelle Milner
Annabelle completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bath. As part of the degree, she undertook a 1-year research-based placement at the Charles Perkins Centre in Sydney, investigating the effects of dietary carbohydrates on metabolic health with Dr. Jibran Wali.
From here, she returned to the UK. She began her Ph.D. at Imperial College London with Prof Aylin Hanyaloglu, Prof Gary Frost, and Dr. Alastair Brown (Sosei Heptares), where she is currently a final year Ph.D. student. Annabelle’s Ph.D. work focuses on microbial-derived metabolites that signal through GPCRs expressed in the GI. In particular, she is looking at L- and D-lactate-activated HCAR1 signaling. She presented her Ph.D. work at the Society of Endocrinology Conference 2022 and was awarded the best oral poster prize.
Outside the lab, she enjoys baking and swimming and has recently taken up paddle boarding.
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