Güneş Taylor is a stem cell researcher at the University of Oxford, currently studying for a PhD in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She has a keen interest in regenerative medicine and reprogramming, and her research – conducted in the laboratory of Professor Tatjana Sauka-Spengler – focuses on investigating certain key genes that are involved in maintaining stem-cell like properties of therapeutically important cells.
She is a longstanding member of the Alumni team of the international Debating Matters competition, and she is the moderator of her laboratory’s Twitter account at @TSS_Lab. She is particularly interested in the intellectual, emotional and ideological relationship that human beings have with their germline, and how this will continue to change with time and biotechnological development.
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