I am from the United Kingdom, and have lived in Dresden in September 2009.  I am a post doc in the lab of Tony Hyman at the Max Planck Institute.  My main focus is to understand how nematodes respond and adapt to changes in temperature. I aim to understand this from a genetics and cell biology perspective in the context of evolution and ecology.

Research History  

I have a Masters in Biochemistry from The University of Bath and a D.Phil in Bacterial Cell Biology from Oxford university.  Before moving to the MPI, I worked for Prof. Jeff Errington at the Center for Bacterial Cell Biology at Newcastle University in the UK. My research concentrated on the cytoskeleton of the Gram positive soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis, and the cell biology of L-forms.

You can learn about my current research interests here and my previous projects here.