Evolutionary Biology

Staff profiles

List of all academic, research, technical and administrative staff.

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Evolutionary Biology staff list

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Head of Institute

NameEmail AddressTelephone
COLEGRAVE, Nick Prof N.Colegrave@ed.ac.uk +44 (0) 131 650 7705

Institute Secretary

NameEmail AddressTelephone
SHIELDS, Roz r.shields@ed.ac.uk +44 (0) 131 650 5464

Building Manager

NameEmail AddressTelephone
GIBSON, Steve Stephen.Gibson@ed.ac.uk +44 (0) 131 650 8691

Administrative Staff

NamePositionEmail AddressTelephone

Academic Staff and Principal Investigators

NameResearch InterestEmail
ABREU-GOODGER, Cei Dr cei.abreu@ed.ac.uk
ALEXANDER, Helen Dr evolutionary rescue, antibiotic resistance, mutations Helen.Alexander@ed.ac.uk
BARKER, Daniel Dr Bioinformatics education, phylogeny reconstruction and philosophy of statistics Daniel.Barker@ed.ac.uk R
BELL, Matthew Dr Evolution of social conflict Matt.Bell@ed.ac.uk R
COLEGRAVE, Nick Prof Evolution of adaptation and diversity N.Colegrave@ed.ac.uk R
COLLINS, Sinead Prof Adaptation in complex environments s.collins@ed.ac.uk R V
CUNNINGHAM, Emma Dr Evolutionary and behavioural ecology of reproductive strategies. Life-history evolution in particular, how life history decisions are affected by parasitism and disease. Sexual selection and sexual conflict e.cunningham@ed.ac.uk R
FRENCH, Vernon Dr Vernon.French@ed.ac.uk R
FROY, Hannah Dr Hannah.Froy@ed.ac.uk
GUSCHANSKI, Katerina Dr Katerina.Guschanski@ed.ac.uk
HADFIELD, Jarrod Dr Evolutionary quantitative genetics j.hadfield@ed.ac.uk R
HARTFIELD, Matthew Dr Evolutionary genetics; the interaction between selection and reproduction m.hartfield@ed.ac.uk
JOHNSTON, Susan Dr Quantitative genetics and genomics to understand trait evolution in wild populations Susan.Johnston@ed.ac.uk R
KEIGHTLEY, Peter Prof The evolutionary impact of new mutations. The evolutionary analysis of genome sequences. Complex trait genetics peter.keightley@ed.ac.uk R
KNOTT, Sara Dr Genetics of complex traits s.knott@ed.ac.uk R
LATOMBE, Guillaume Dr glatombe@exseed.ed.ac.uk
LEIGH BROWN, Andrew Prof Genetic variation and evolution of HIV, particularly the evolution of drug resistance A.Leigh-Brown@ed.ac.uk R
LITTLE, Tom Prof The evolutionary implications of parasitism and disease on host populations Tom.Little@ed.ac.uk R V
LOHSE, Konrad Dr Population genomics and speciation Konrad.Lohse@ed.ac.uk R
MARTIN, Simon Dr Evolutionary and population genomics Simon.Martin@ed.ac.uk
MCNALLY, Luke Dr Luke.McNally@ed.ac.uk R
MOORAD, Jacob Dr Evolution of life history, ageing, social structure, and demography. Quantitative genetics Jacob.Moorad@ed.ac.uk R
NUSSEY, Dan Prof Evolutionary ecology and genetics of ageing and phenotypic plasticity dan.nussey@ed.ac.uk R
OBBARD, Darren Dr The evolution of insect viruses and insect immune systems darren.obbard@ed.ac.uk R V
PEDERSEN, Amy Dr The ecology and evolution of infectious diseases; particularly co-infection dynamics in wild mammals and disease emergence Amy.Pedersen@ed.ac.uk V
PEMBERTON, Josephine Prof Using molecular techniques to investigate issues in behaviour, ecology and evolution in natural populations J.Pemberton@ed.ac.uk R
PHILLIMORE, Ally Dr Ecology and evolution on a macro-scale Albert.Phillimore@ed.ac.uk R
RAMBAUT, Andrew Prof Molecular evolution and molecular epidemiology of RNA viruses; Computational techniques in molecular phylogenetics and evolution a.rambaut@ed.ac.uk R
REECE, Sarah Prof What makes a successful parasite Sarah.Reece@ed.ac.uk R
ROSS, Laura Dr Genetic conflict Laura.Ross@ed.ac.uk R
SHARP, Paul Prof Evolution of viruses; evolution of bacterial genomes paul.sharp@ed.ac.uk R
SILVERTOWN, Jonathan Prof Jonathan.Silvertown@ed.ac.uk R
SMISETH, Per Dr Evolution of parental care, parent-offspring conflict, sexual conflict and sibling competition per.t.smiseth@ed.ac.uk R
STONE, Graham Prof Molecular ecology of insect-plant interactions Graham.Stone@ed.ac.uk R V
TWYFORD, Alexander Dr Ecology and evolution of plants Alex.Twyford@ed.ac.uk R
VALE, Pedro Dr Pedro.Vale@ed.ac.uk
WALLING, Craig Dr Evolutionary ecology particularly sexual selection and the maintenance of genetic variation in life history traits craig.walling@ed.ac.uk R
WALSH, Patrick Dr Behavioural ecology and animal cognition: life history responses to environmental factors, and the cognitive requirements of avian nest building. Patrick.Walsh@ed.ac.uk R
WOOLHOUSE, Mark Prof Infectious Disease Epidemiology Mark.Woolhouse@ed.ac.uk V

Honorary and Visiting Staff

NamePositionEmail Address
BARTON, Nicholas Professor Visiting Professor N.Barton@ed.ac.uk
BLAXTER, Mark Professor Honorary Professor Mark.Blaxter@ed.ac.uk
BUNGER, Lutz Dr Honorary Fellow Lutz.Bunger@ed.ac.uk
CHARLESWORTH, Brian Professor Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow brian.charlesworth@ed.ac.uk
CHARLESWORTH, Deborah Professor Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow deborah.charlesworth@ed.ac.uk
DAUNT, Francis Dr Honorary Fellow
DE-KAYNE, Rishi Dr Honorary/Visitor staff rishi.de-kayne@ed.ac.uk
ENNOS, Richard Professor Honorary Professorial Fellow rennos@ed.ac.uk
ILLIUS, Andrew Professor Professor Emeritus a.illius@ed.ac.uk
INNES, Lee Dr Honorary Fellow
SENN, Helen Dr Honorary Fellow -

Research Staff

NameGroup / PositionEmail
ANSLEY, Corey Rambaut Group / Research Assistant c.ansley@ed.ac.uk
BAL, Xavier Nussey Group / Postgraduate Research Assistant Xavier.Bal@ed.ac.uk
BERGERO, Roberta Dr Walsh Group / University Teacher R.Bergero@ed.ac.uk R
CAMPOS-DOMINGUEZ, Lucia Dr Twyford Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate lcampos@exseed.ed.ac.uk
CHEBIB, Jobran Dr Keightley Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate jobran.chebib@ed.ac.uk
COLQUHOUN, Rachel Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate rachel.colquhoun@ed.ac.uk
HALL, Jessica Pedersen Group / Research Assistant jessica.hall@ed.ac.uk
HOLLAND, Jacob Dr Reece Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate Jacob.Holland@ed.ac.uk
JACKSON, Benjamin Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate Ben.Jackson@ed.ac.uk
JARON, Kamil Ross Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sexual Conflict and Genome Evolution Kamil.Jaron@ed.ac.uk
KUTZER, Megan Dr Vale Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate mkutzer@exseed.ed.ac.uk
LAETSCH, Dominik Dr Lohse Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate dominik.laetsch@ed.ac.uk R
LEMON, Hannah Nussey Group / Research Assistant/Lab Manager hannah.lemon@ed.ac.uk
LINTON, Eleanor Ross Group / Research Assistant eleanor.linton@ed.ac.uk
LOPEZ CORTEGANO, Eugenio Dr Keightley Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate e.lopez-cortegano@ed.ac.uk
MALONEY, Daniel Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate dmaloney@exseed.ed.ac.uk
MCCRONE, John Dr Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate John.McCrone@ed.ac.uk
MONGUE, Andrew Ross Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate in Insect Reproduction and Epigenetics andrew.mongue@ed.ac.uk
O'DONNELL, Aidan Reece Group / Research Assistant Aidan.Odonnell@ed.ac.uk R
O'TOOLE, Aine Rambaut Group / Research Assistant aotoole@exseed.ed.ac.uk
PILKINGTON, Jill Nussey Group / Research Associate J.Pilkington@ed.ac.uk
PLENDERLEITH, Lindsey Dr Sharp Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate Lindsey.Plenderleith@ed.ac.uk R
QIU, Suo Dr Colegrave Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate S.Qiu@ed.ac.uk
SCHER, Emily Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate emily.scher@ed.ac.uk
SCHNEIDER, Petra Dr Reece Group / Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow Petra.Schneider@ed.ac.uk R
SETTER, Derek Dr Lohse Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate derek.setter@ed.ac.uk R
SINCLAIR, Frazer Stone Group / Research Assistant fsincla2@exseed.ed.ac.uk
STOFFEL, Martin Dr Pemberton Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate martin.stoffel@ed.ac.uk
SWEENY, Amy Dr McNally Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate A.R.Sweeny@ed.ac.uk
TANG, Chang-Ti Dr Stone Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate Changti.Tang@ed.ac.uk
WANG, Yiguan Dr Obbard Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate Yiguan.Wang@ed.ac.uk
YU, Xiaoyu (Shawn) Dr Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate Xiaoyu.Yu@ed.ac.uk

Technical Research Staff

NameGroup / PositionEmail
HASTINGS, Abigail Colegrave Group / Research Technician Abigail.Hastings@ed.ac.uk
MONTEITH, Katy Vale Group / Research Technician kmonteit@exseed.ed.ac.uk R
MORRIS, Alison Pemberton Group / Senior Research Support Technician Ali.Morris@ed.ac.uk
MORRIS, Sean Pemberton Group / Research Support Technician (field based) Sean.Morris@ed.ac.uk
NEWMAN, Dhobasheni Obbard Group / Research Technician Dhobasheni.Newman@ed.ac.uk

PhD Students

NameGroup / PositionEmail Address
ABU-ELMAKAREM, Hend Sharp Group / PhD Student H.Abu-Elmakarem@sms.ed.ac.uk
BAIRD, Robert Ross Group / PhD Student R.H.B.Baird@sms.ed.ac.uk
BANCROFT, Rowan Pedersen Group / PhD Student R.E.Bancroft@sms.ed.ac.uk
BEYTS, Camilla Walsh Group / PhD Student s1437006@ed.ac.uk
BINSTED, Lucy McNally Lab / PhD Student lucy.binsted@ed.ac.uk
BISSCHOP, Gertjan Lohse Group / PhD Student s1854903@sms.ed.ac.uk
CROWSON, Daisy Ennos Group / PhD Student daisy.crowson@ed.ac.uk
DALHUISEN, Thomas EpiGroup / PhD Student thomas.dalhuisen@ed.ac.uk
DE QUINTANILHA MANTAS, Maria Barker Group / PhD Student M.J.Mantas@ed.ac.uk
DELANEY, Kynan Moorad Group / PhD Student kynan.delaney@ed.ac.uk
DELNICKA, Agata Pedersen Group / PhD Student s1532146@ed.ac.uk
DHAKAD, Pankaj Obbard Group / PhD Student Pankaj.Dhakad@ed.ac.uk
DING, Yanqian Twyford Lab / PhD Student Y.Ding-24@sms.ed.ac.uk
EBDON, Sam Lohse Group / PhD Student s1326322@sms.ed.ac.uk
ESHELMAN, Susan Stone Group / PhD Student m.s.e.eshelman@sms.ed.ac.uk
FINZGAR, Domen Ennos Group / PhD Student D.Finzgar@sms.ed.ac.uk
GRAHAM, Chay / PhD Student C.Graham-19@sms.ed.ac.uk
GRAY, Liberty Walling Group / PhD Student L.Gray-10@sms.ed.ac.uk
GRECO, Fiona Cunningham Group / PhD Student s0678598@sms.ed.ac.uk
GROSSE-SOMMER, Julie Hadfield Group / PhD Student j.grosse-sommer@ed.ac.uk
GUSCOTT, Joe Barker Group / PhD Student joseph.guscott@ed.ac.uk
HERBERT MAINERO, Ale Reece Group / PhD Student A.Herbert-Mainero@sms.ed.ac.uk
HEWETT, Anna Pemberton Group / PhD Student A.M.Hewett@sms.ed.ac.uk
HILL, Verity Rambaut Group / PhD Student s1732989@sms.ed.ac.uk
HILLMAN, Sam Pedersen Group / PhD Student sam.hillman@ed.ac.uk
HUANG, Wu / PhD Student W.Huang-24@sms.ed.ac.uk
JAMES, Caelinn Knott Group / PhD Student c.james-5@sms.ed.ac.uk
JAMES, Eleanor Ennos Group / PhD Student s1537023@sms.ed.ac.uk
KING, Jessica Hadfield Group / PhD Student s1565739@sms.ed.ac.uk
KUYATEH, Oumie Obbard Group / PhD Student s1790958@ed.ac.uk
LAFONT, Pierre Alexander Group / PhD Student P.D.M.Lafont@sms.ed.ac.uk
LAMBERT, Georgia Smiseth Group / PhD Student s2122175@sms.ed.ac.uk
LANSCH-JUSTEN, Lucy Alexander Group / PhD Student l.lansch-justen@sms.ed.ac.uk
LONERO, Ilaria Phillimore Group / PhD Student I.Lonero@sms.ed.ac.uk
LOVELL, Rebecca Phillimore Group / PhD Student Rebecca.Lovell@ed.ac.uk
LU, Meng Twyford Lab / PhD Student m.lu-17@sms.ed.ac.uk
MACKINTOSH, Alexander Lohse Group / PhD Student A.J.F.MACKINTOSH@sms.ed.ac.uk
MACPHIE, Kirsty Phillimore Group / PhD Student K.H.MacPhie@sms.ed.ac.uk
MAIER, Leonie McNally Lab / PhD Student l.maier@ed.ac.uk
MARTIN, Edward Barker Group / PhD Student E.J.Martin@sms.ed.ac.uk
MARTINEZ, Isaac / PhD Student s2234986@sms.ed.ac.uk
MCAULEY, John Johnston Group / PhD Student J.B.McAuley@sms.ed.ac.uk
MCCORMACK, Koorosh Stone Group / PhD Student s1691387@sms.ed.ac.uk
MORGAN, Alex EpiGroup / PhD Student s1678248@sms.ed.ac.uk
MORRIS, Alexandra PhD Student A.M.M.Morris@sms.ed.ac.uk
O'TOOLE, Aine Niamh Rambaut Group / PhD Student aine.otoole@ed.ac.uk
OKE, Catherine Reece Group / PhD Student Catherine.Oke@ed.ac.uk
OWOLABI, Aliz Reece Group / PhD Student aliz.owolabi@ed.ac.uk
PATMORE, Casey Smiseth Group / PhD Student c.patmore@sms.ed.ac.uk
PETERS, Lucy Pemberton Group / PhD Student Lucy.Peters@ed.ac.uk
PRAKASH, Arun Vale Group / PhD Student s1581888@ed.ac.uk
PRYBYLA, Alixandra / PhD Student A.N.Prybyla@sms.ed.ac.uk
PUJOL HODGE, Emma Leigh-Brown Group / PhD Student emma.pujol-hodge@ed.ac.uk
RAVENSWATER, Hannah Cunningham Group / PhD Student Hannah.Ravenswater@ed.ac.uk
RAVINDRAN, Sanjana Nussey Group / PhD Student Sanjana.Ravindran@ed.ac.uk
SCHMIDLECHNER, Tommy McNally Lab / PhD Student s1451723@sms.ed.ac.uk
SHIELS, Dwayne PhD Student s1247473@sms.ed.ac.uk
STAMP, Megan Phillimore Group / PhD Student M.Stamp@ed.ac.uk
THORNHILL, Phoebe Vale Group / PhD Student phoebe.thornhill@ed.ac.uk
VILLAGRANA PACHECO , Yenetzi / PhD Student Y.Villagrana-Pacheco@sms.ed.ac.uk
WADHAWAN, Kiran Alexander Group / PhD Student K.Wadhawan@sms.ed.ac.uk
WEIR, Jamie Phillimore Group / PhD Student Jamie.Weir@ed.ac.uk
WESTWOOD, Mary Reece Group / PhD Student Mary.Westwood@ed.ac.uk