Samuel Mckenzie

Feature Writer

B.Sc.

Biomedical Sciences

Sam graduated from the University of Manchester with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences. He has experience in a wide range of life science topics, including; Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurology and Genetics.

Sam’s degree program gave him a lot of freedom in choosing the modules he studied throughout the years. This allowed him to explore many different subjects from a huge variety of topics within the field. From the modules he studied, the ones he most enjoyed were Immunology, Molecular Biology of Cancer, Stem cells, Sensory systems, and Cardiovascular systems.

Sam also gained experience performing a multitude of scientific experiments including PCR, ELISA, Mass spectrometry, Gel electrophoresis, Immunohistochemistry, and Electrophysiology experiments. Many of these experiments and lab projects have interested him greatly and gave him the desire to pursue a career in lab-based research.

During his various lab projects, Sam learned to statistically analyze data and how to successfully search databases and retrieve relevant literature.

At his second year in university, Sam was required to complete a comprehensive literature review on the ability of stem cell treatments to cure all diseases. This task enhanced his writing skills as well as his interest in stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine, which was further solidified during a stem cell module he took in his third year. Sam hopes to go into a career of lab-based research in the regenerative medicine field.

For his final year lab project, Sam was required to complete a literature review alongside in vitro electrophysiology experiments for the topic of circadian rhythms. The purpose of the experiment was to assess if a region in the brain (the paraventricular nucleus) has its circadian rhythm affected by the removal of the input from the main circadian clock (the suprachiasmatic nucleus). Completing this lab project gave him a wide knowledge of circadian rhythms and circadian clocks within organisms.

Sam gained an interest in scientific writing throughout his degree, so after graduating, he decided to take the opportunity to start writing for News-Medical. By doing this, he aspires to improve his scientific writing skills and provide interesting and informative articles for others to enjoy.

In his spare time, Sam enjoys gaming and digital painting using photoshop. Sam also has an interest in traveling, other cultures, and learning languages, so he is currently learning Japanese and German.

Articles from Samuel

What is Western Meditation?

What is Western Meditation?

What is Selenium?

What is Selenium?

What are Telomeres?

What are Telomeres?

What is AIDS-Related Lymphoma?

What is AIDS-Related Lymphoma?

CAR-T Cell Toxicity and Safety Profiles

CAR-T Cell Toxicity and Safety Profiles

What is Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma?

What is Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma?

Whole-Body Low-Dose Computed Tomography (WBLDCT)

Whole-Body Low-Dose Computed Tomography (WBLDCT)

What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals?

What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals?

What is Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction?

What is Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction?

Treatment for Genital Warts

Treatment for Genital Warts