Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford

I am an evolutionary biologist and I love weird animals! My main research interest involves how changes in the genome and alterations in gene regulation can give rise to innovations, and how these relate to evolutionary adaptation. My current project is funded by the Wellcome Trust and seeks to use the inhibitor proteins venomous snakes use to protect themselves against their own venom to develop novel antivenoms. In particular I am focused on developing a novel method of antivenom production.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2015 
    Bangor University, PhD in Genomics and snake venom evolution
  • 2010 
    Bangor University, MRes in Ecology
  • 2009 
    University of Liverpool, BSc (Hons) in Tropical Disease Biology