Early in my medical training, I was struck by the fact that across my lifetime we will finally come to understand much of the neurobiology underpinning psychiatric disorders, and that with this will come a profound shift in the way these disorders are viewed by the public and managed by medical professionals. I have found the lure of watching and contributing to this change irresistible, and am particularly interested in helping to unravel the molecular and cellular substrates of these conditions using convergent work in the lab, animals, and humans. At Cambridge, I will use high-resolution structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, behavioural testing, immunophenotyping, and ex vivo assays on brain tissue to investigate using rodents the role of immune system over-activation in depression. In the longer term, I hope to lead a predominantly academic career alongside clinical practice in neuropsychiatry. Academics aside, I enjoy travelling, skiing, advocacy, and philosophy. I am very excited to meet my fellow Gates classmates and to go on to be inspired and motivated by this diverse group of future leaders.