Dr Julia Morris is a molecular biologist, mentor and communicator of science. She is a first generation PhD scientist of Jamaican decent, born and raised in the UK. Julia obtained a First-Class Honours degree in ‘Cellular and Molecular Medicine with Study in Industry’ from the University of Bristol in 2015. She completed her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Sheffield in 2020. Her PhD studies focused on the repair of a specialised form of DNA damage, protein-linked DNA breaks, which are generated through perturbed enzyme catalysis and the interaction of DNA with endogenous and exogenous genotoxic agents. Julia is keen to contribute to the development of more efficacious and targeted therapeutics for cancer.