Phil Hodsdon has a degree in Biological Science and joined the Oxford Genetics Laboratories in March 1998, working in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory. Phil started out as a Medical Technical Officer (MTO) working on a variety of disease areas including Cystic Fibrosis, various inherited cancers and neurological diseases caused by triplet repeat expansions. Later he became a Senior Genetic Technologist and was involved in carrying out the laboratory work on patient samples referred for mitochondrial disease testing.
Phil gained a Genetic Scientist role in Jan 2020, working alongside the other scientists already part of the Mitochondrial Disease team. He hopes his extensive background knowledge of the tests will help as his role develops over time.