Razia Chowdhry

Razia Chowdhry

DPhil Student


2013-2016: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with First Class Honours, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

2016-2017: MSc (Res) Biomedical Research with Distinction, Imperial College London, UK

2017-Present: DPhil, Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP, University of Oxford, UK

Razia carried out an undergraduate research project in the laboratory of Dr Ewan Main working on constructing a more efficient mutant of Tobacco Etch Virus protease. Her masters project involved the identification of the mechanism used by E. coli effector protein NleL during ubiquitination and to determine the impact of SopA on the growth of Salmonella in mouse macrophages in Dr Avinash Shenoy’s lab.  She has also worked with Dr Charlotte Dodson to study the dynamic equilibrium of kinase activation loop. During her rotation year of her doctoral training programme, Razia has worked in Professor Hagan Bayley’s group on the production of multicompartment liposomes from multisomes and their controlled release. She has also worked with Professor Peter Robbins to compare inhomogeneity in the lungs of people of various heights using a Laser Gas Analyser.

Razia is currently based at the University of Oxford in the Department of Chemistry carrying out her DPhil in Synthetic Biology with Dr Michael Booth as part of the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme (DTP).

Research Interests

Razia is working on using the simple machinery of synthetic cells for the production of therapeutic proteins for delivery into mammalian cells.