Staff BiographiesThe CMJ is a student-run journal, with expert peer review from a panel of Consultants and Registrars.
Editorial BoardFaye Begeti Editor-in-Chief
Faye graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 2009 with a BA specialising in Neuroscience. She is currently a second year PhD student on the MB/PhD programme which intercalates a PhD into the standard medical course. Her animal and human research focuses on the cognitive deficits and future treatment of Huntington's disease. She has a strong interest in neurology and aims to combine an academic career with medicine in the future. She is also a keen teacher and enjoys writing in her free time.Richard Heywood Editor
Richard is a current MBPhD student. For his PhD he is looking at some of the cellular and molecular characteristics of the brain tumour Glioblastoma multiforme, and in particular how the pathology of GBM relates to neural stem and progenitor cell biology. He has also performed clinical research into the use of Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders in a regional hospital. Outside of medicine, he is a keen sportsman, most at home on the river or in goalkeeping kit on the hockey pitch.Angus McKnight Editor
Angus is a fifth year student at Cambridge University Clinical School with a particular interest in research and medical technology. His BA was in Computer Science. Angus has taken part in research as part of groups at the University of Edinburgh Queen's Medical Research Institute looking at the role that the protein kisspeptin plays in pregnancy and development. He has a particular interest in endocrinology research. Angus is a keen hockey and golf player, and also sits on the Cambridge University Global Health Committee.
Section HeadsPuja Mehta Section Head, Original Articles
Puja is a fourth year medical student at Cambridge University Clinical School. She has a BA in Cognitive Neuroscience, and enjoys doing research, particularly in the field of neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse and tennis, reading scientific journals and novels, and playing the violin.Jonathan Rogers Section Head, Clinical Cases
Jonathan is a fourth-year medical student at Cambridge University. He studied for his BA at Gonville and Caius College, using his final year to read Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He is thus interested in the interplay between the Humanities and Medicine as well as in making biomedical writing as engaging and accessible as possible. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys reading French novels, learning languages and debating.Tianying Zhang Section Head, Policy & Public Health
Tianying is a 5th year medical student from Robinson college. Graduating with a BA in Pathology (Micobriology & Parasitology, Virology), she has done research both in prions and Alzheimer's disease. In her free time, she enjoys badminton, drawing, piano and is a big fan of Terry Pratchett.Gregory Lewis Section Head, Law & Ethics
Gregory is a fifth year Medic who did a Part II in PDN (Neuroscience). His particular interests in Medical Ethics and Law include metaethical insights into bioethics and the ethical and legal responses to emerging medical technologies such as genomic medicine. Besides navigating through his medical degree, he spends the remainder of his time writing and philosophizing: he recently started a society ("Doctors of Philosophy") devoted to the latter.Nicola Xiang Section Head, News
Nicola is a fifth year medical student at the University of Cambridge Clinical School. She has a BA(Hons) in PDN(Development) and has contributed to research projects in the fields of Neurodevelopmental and Reproductive Biology. Her main clinical interest is in Paediatrics and she sits on the University of Cambridge Paediatrics Committee. In her free time, Nicola enjoys trying different foods and has rowed for the Clinical School.Nicole Chang Section Head, World Report
Nicole is a 5th year medical student from St Catherine's College. Nicole's research interests include investigating specific cellular signalling pathways in the progression of breast cancer, which she pursued with a grant from the Wolfson Foundation in her final pre-clinical year. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, badminton and playing the alto saxophone.
BusinessBen Gaastra Financial Officer
Having graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences, Ben is in his second year of clinical school at Cambridge University Clinical School. He has a particular interest in surgery and neuroscience. For the last three years Ben has been the treasurer of the Cambridge Footlights and has worked on numerous productions associated with this society culminating in tour managing and producing the critically acclaimed Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2010 which toured both the UK and the US.