Investigator Profile: Linford Briant

Postdoctoral Fellow
Consortium: HPAC









Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. I went to school at Bournside Secondary School and Sixth Form Centre in Cheltenham.

►What is your current position?

Postdoctoral Fellow (Wellcome funded)

►Why did you decide to become a researcher?

Initially it was my love for mathematics which steered me into research. Then, somehow, I ended up doing diabetes research. I really enjoyed using my mathematics to understand problems in biomedicine, and just discovering how our body works.

►What is the “Big Picture” of what you study?

Understanding how diabetes develops.

►What is your favorite aspect of your research?

I love: getting exciting data, getting confusing data and learning a new technique

► What do you hope to achieve with your research?

Just any advance in our understanding of whole-body metabolism! It doesn’t matter to me whether this is a leap in understand, or a very incremental, so long as it is robust and reproducible.

►When not in the lab what are your favorite hobbies/activities?

Getting out into the great outdoors, baking and terrorising (and being terrorised by) my daughter





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