Dr Diego Robledo

Career Track Fellow

Contact details



The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Campus, University of Edinburgh

Post code
EH25 9RG


Career Track Fellow at the Roslin Institute.

  • [2011-2016] I completed my PhD in Genetics in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Paulino Martínez and Dr. Ana Viñas in the University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • [2016-2019] I moved to the Roslin Institute in 2016 with a Newton International Fellowship (Royal Society) to work with Prof. Ross Houston.
  • [2019-Present] Since 2019 I am a Career Track Fellow at the Roslin Institute.

Research summary

I am interested in understanding responses to pathogens in aquaculture species, and exploiting this knowledge to develop genetic tools to improve their resistance to diseases. I use functional genomics to understand differences in resistance / susceptibility across salmonid species and learn about the genomic mechanisms underpinning successful immune responses. This knowledge will inform genome editing and genomic selection approaches to produce disease resistant fish.