Lucy Marshall

Technical Assistant

Lucy joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2020 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences team. She graduated from Imperial College London with a first class bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Following this, she graduated with an MRes in Biomedical and Translational Science from King’s College London, where she stayed to complete her PhD investigating inflammation, extracellular matrix remodelling and scarring after spinal cord injury.

During her undergraduate degree, Lucy completed a year’s industrial placement at Eli Lily, where she researched tau pathology in Alzheimer’s disease.  In her final year, she completed a research project using drosophila to investigate redox metabolism and ageing. She graduated with a Dean’s list award for academic excellence.

For her postgraduate studies, Lucy was awarded funding through the Wellcome Trust Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine MRes/PhD studentship. During her first year, Lucy took the opportunity to explore different areas of research and completed projects in stem cell regeneration of the ear, islet transplantation as a treatment for diabetes, and mechanisms of inflammation after spinal cord injury. Lucy chose to pursue her PhD research in spinal cord injury, where she used proteomics to identify bioactive mediators in immune and extracellular matrix interactions. Highlights of her PhD included learning new bioinformatics tools and presenting her research at an international conference in the USA.

In her free time, Lucy is a keen runner and has completed several half-marathons. She loves to travel and has visited countries all over the world.


  • BSc Biochemistry (Imperial College London)
  • MRes Biomedical & Translational Science (King’s College London)
  • PhD in Neuroscience (King’s College London)