Dr Diego Robledo

Career Track Fellow

Contact details

Address

Street

The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Campus, University of Edinburgh

City
Midlothian
Post code
EH25 9RG

Background

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.