Daniel White

Prior to joining the CDT, I studied Nanotechnology BSc and Material Science MSc at Leeds University.

What attracted you to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering

I was attracted the wide range of research that the CDT undertakes, as well having colleagues from a variety of backgrounds.

How did you hope the CDT integrated PhD would give you an advantage over a conventional PhD?

The CDT allows training in multiple research areas to allow an informed decision to be made on what PhD project to choose depending on what interests me the most, meanwhile providing me with a host of internal and external opportunities in which to network.

What have you most enjoyed during your time on the CDT Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering programme?

Prior to joining the CDT, I studied Nanotechnology BSc and Material Science MSc at Leeds University.

What attracted you to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering
I was attracted the wide range of research that the CDT undertakes, as well having colleagues from a variety of backgrounds.

How did you hope the CDT integrated PhD would give you an advantage over a conventional PhD?
The CDT allows training in multiple research areas to allow an informed decision to be made on what PhD project to choose depending on what interests me the most, meanwhile providing me with a host of internal and external opportunities in which to network.

What have you most enjoyed during your time on the CDT Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering programme?

My interdisciplinary lab placements have so far been the most enjoyable and have allowed me to stain for specific neurons in the hippocampus and spinal cords of wild and nesting mice.

What benefits do you feel you get from the interdisciplinary nature of the course?

The interdisciplinary nature of the course provides opportunities to study modules and gain lab experience in areas that a normal PhD project would otherwise not provide.

What have you found most challenging about the CDT course?

Studying unfamiliar topics in the CDT often results in a steep learning curve; adjusting to this has been the most difficult aspect.

Could you give one phrase that would persuade others to join the CDT?

It’s so much more than just a PhD.