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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology




Gabrielle Mills is a first year, probationary PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.  A 2019 Gates Cambridge Scholar, she has a passion for developing technologies that reduce the burden of infectious disease within global communities. Her previous research includes the development of a zebrafish model for epileptic encephalopathy, a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intractable seizures, and the novel discovery of an anti-epileptic drug to treat the condition.  Her future research at the University of Cambridge will involve the design of immunotherapies and diagnostics for Clostridioides difficile.

  • 2015-2019 Arizona State University
    • Biomedical Engineering, BSE
    • Global Health, Minor
  • 2019-2022 University of Cambridge
    • ​Chemical Engineering, PhD


Key publications: 

Piras, I., Mills, G., Llaci, L., Naymik, M., Ramsey, K., & Belnap, N. et al. (2017). Exploring genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in Aicardi syndrome. Epigenomics9(11), 1373-1386.

PhD student

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