Postdoctoral Research Assistant Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
I am postdoctoral research assistant currently based at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, where I received my PhD in 2018. I am broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of wildlife and their pathogens, and the ways in which human activities alter these dynamics. My research makes use of primarily molecular tools, along with field studies, bioinformatics, and ecological/evolutionary analyses. During my PhD, I developed methods for studying microbial communities in wildlife using non-invasive sampling, and applied these to studying the demographic and environmental drivers of viral communities in common vampire bats. I am currently working on developing an epigenetic clock to age vampire bats in the field using minimally invasive samples.
Jan 19, 2021 04:49 am UTC| Health
Pandemics past and present have been caused when pathogens germs that cause disease move between animals and humans, as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) did when it made its way from bats to people. But not...