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Rebecca Delaney (nee Cromie), a past pupil who left the Academy in 2012, visited us Friday 26th January to speak with our Sixth Form pupils about carrying out medical research, both locally and abroad.

Determined to make a career in medical research, Rebecca left School in 2009 to study Biomedical Science at Queen’s University.  Keen to gain laboratory experience, she completed a Summer Studentship in the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s, and at the end of her second year, was offered the opportunity to study at the University of Nevada at Reno and spent a year there working on Gastro-Intestinal research.  Before returning to Belfast, Rebecca accepted an invitation to give a paper on her work at an international symposium in Florence.  After completing her studies at Queen’s, she graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree.

Rebecca has just received her PhD and hosted a very enjoyable meeting, responding to a range of interesting questions from a room-full of our Biology students.  We would like to thank Mr Eddie McCamley and the Alumni Association for organising this event.

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