Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate







Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition followed by a Master of Science degree in immunology and allergy at the University of Nottingham. I developed a broad-range of research interests in, nutrient-gene interactions, cancer immunology and therapeutics, epigenetics and allergic respiratory diseases. In 2016, I completed my PhD research at University College London, under the supervision of Professor Robin McAnulty and Dr Christopher Scotton, studying the role of DNA methylation in pulmonary fibrosis. 

After my PhD, I joined Imperial College London as a Research Associate in Dr Fieke Froeling's group, studying the role of epigenetic mechanisms in pancreatic cancer. My research specifically aims to identify novel epigenetic biomarkers which may predict patient responses to specific epigenetic therapies, with the ultimate goal of identifing new epigenetic treatment strategies in pancreatic cancer. 



Evans IC, Barnes JL, Garner IM, et al., 2016, Epigenetic regulation of cyclooxygenase-2 by methylation of c8orf4 in pulmonary fibrosis, Clinical Science, Vol:130, ISSN:1470-8736, Pages:575-586


Garner IM, Evans IC, Barnes JL, et al., 2013, Hypomethylation of the TNXB gene contributes to increased expression and deposition of tenascin X in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Spring Meeting of the British-Society-for-Matrix-Biology, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Pages:A15-A15, ISSN:0959-9673

Garner IM, Evans IC, Maher TM, et al., 2013, Genome-wide analysis identifies multiple genes with altered methylation and expression in IPF and SSc lung fibroblasts, Spring Meeting of the British-Society-for-Matrix-Biology, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Pages:A15-A16, ISSN:0959-9673

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