Jane Vowles graduated in Agriculture from Reading University and began her career working on reproductive physiology of ruminants at Reading.
She set up and ran a dairy farming business focussing on using high welfare standards to improve efficiency. During this period she maintained her research interests working in the development department of a small biotechnology company specialising in cell culture models as replacements for animals in research where she gained extensive primary human cell culture experience.
To broaden her experience she moved to MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell as a microinjectionist and culturing mouse ES cells.
She joined OPDC in April 2010 as a research assistant generating iPS cells donated by members of our cohort.