Jonathan joined Carpmaels and Ransford in 2021 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences Group. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Biochemistry. Following this, he completed a Master’s degree in Biochemistry before completing a PhD at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, specialising in molecular biology and DNA repair.
During his PhD, Jonathan characterised the enzyme target of a chemical inhibitor that was shown to restore chromatin structure, increase nuclear membrane integrity and extend lifespan in cell and mouse models of a rare premature ageing disease. Using a combination of proteomics, molecular and cell biology-based approaches, he was able to establish a novel role for this protein in the repair of DNA double strand breaks through homologous recombination. He also determined a role for this protein in DNA replication and genome stability which may underlie its beneficial effects in premature ageing. During this time, Jonathan was also involved in public engagement sessions to raise awareness for rare diseases.
Outside of work, Jonathan is a keen badminton player and represented his college first team at University. He also enjoys going to the gym and playing the piano to relax.
- BA and MSci Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)
- PhD Clinical Biochemistry (University of Cambridge)