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NameJob TitleEmailResearch Theme
Tahar Ait-AliResearch
Andreas AlberResearch
Alessio Alfieri
Osvaldo AnacletoResearch
Neil AndersonLecturer and Programme

My current research interests focus on the spatial ecology of wildlife disease with particular reference to trypanosomiasis

Roberto AntolinResearch Fellow
Ali Anvari-Azar
Alan ArchibaldPersonal Chair of Mammalian Molecular

Understanding the genetic control of complex traits, including responses to infectious disease, in farmed animals, primarily pigs and cattle.

David ArgyleWilliam Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical

Mechanistic studies into canine disease, specifically the focus of my research is comparative cancer biology.  This involves studies on the stem cell basis of cancer through to the translation of new therapeutics into clinical development

Sally ArgyleSenior
Cheryl AshworthGroup Leader/Senior Research

Impact of early life experiences on fundamental patterns of organ development and function in the foetus and neonate.

Kenneth Baillie

Translational genomics in critical care medicine.

Adam BalicCareer Track Fellow/Research
  • Defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underpin lymphoid organ development in chickens.
  • Developing and exploiting novel gene transfer and editing technologies in order to visualise and manipulate specific chicken immune cell populations.
Maeve BallantyneResearch Fellow
Georgios BanosUoE Honorary

Animal breeding, genomics and computational biology.

Mark BarnettResearch
Mara BattaginPostdoctoral Research
Pip BeardGroup Leader / Senior

The pathogenesis of the highly specialised large DNA viruses which replicate in the cytoplasm of the cell


Veterinary Education, Faculty Development, Student Learning, Peer-Assisted Learning, Student Experience, Curriculum Mapping, Knowledge Dissemination and Exchange

Charlotte BellResearch Fellow
Lindert BenedictusResearch Fellow
Ian BennetSenior Technical
Guraa Therese BergkvistSenior

My research interests are in molecular pathways that become dysregulated in cancer and dysregulation of osteoclasts in bone. 

Paul BessellVeterinary Epidemiologist/Research
Shriram BhosleBioinformatician
Valerie BishopResearch
Thalia BlackingLecturer in Applied Vet
Karen BlissittSenior

Equine cardiology: sudden cardiac death, 4D echocardiography, mitral and aortic valve function.  General Anaesthesia: haemodynamic effects of anaesthesia in horses. Factors affecting recovery quality in horses, perioperative mortality.

Kay BoultonResearch
Aileen BoyleResearch
Barry BradfordResearch

Immunopathogenesis and neuropathogenesis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) or prion diseases.

The role of CXCR5 expressing dendritic cells in TH2 induction following intestinal nematode infection.

Cellular and molecular markers of the neuro-immune interface during prion pathogenesis and mechanism of neuroinvasion.

Paula BradfordResearch
MARK BronsvoortPersonal Chair of Veterinary

I curently have a broad portfolio of interests including the epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease and bovine tuberculosis and using molecular tools to understand transmission and spread at different scales in LMICs.

Alex BrownResearch Fellow
Andrew BrownSenior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical

The interaction of the immune and haemostatic systems in different disease states and following therapeutic intervention. 

Helen BrownResearch
Karen BrownResearch
Sarah BrownResearch Fellow in Neurobiology and
Paula BruntonSenior Research Fellow/Group

The impact of early life stress on the brain and behaviour

Karen BrysonResearch Fellow

T cell responses in infection and neurodegeneration.

Tom BurdonGroup Leader/Senior Research

Regulation of growth and differentiation of embryo derived stem cells.

Elizabeth BurroughResearch
Helen CameronResearch
Oriol Canela-XandriPosdoctoral

Developing methods for understanding how genes are related to the development of different traits.

Ailsa CarlisleResearch
Sarah CarpaniniPostdoctoral Research
Robin Cassady-CainResearch
Sarah CaugheyResearch
Emily ChambersBioinformatics Research
Michael CheesemanChair in Veterinary and Comparative

The biology of the upper airway and middle ear, particulalry with respect to nasopharyngeal gland development and function.

Cosmin Chintoan-UtaResearch Fellow
Stephen ChiwesheResearch Fellow
Emily ClarkChancellors

My main research interests focus on transcriptomics and genomics in livestock in both production animals and indigenous African breeds. I am particularly interested in functional annotation and the transcriptional control of complex traits.

Dylan ClementsSenior Lecturer Small Animal

Veterinary clinical orthopaedics, the epidemiology of health aging in dog populations, and the genetic basis and functional aspects of osteoarthritis.

Mike ClintonGroup Leader/Senior Research

Molecular control of sex determination and gonadal development.

Mechanisms underlying sexual dimorphisms in birds.

Micro-RNA regulation of cell and tissue differentiation.

Sara ClohiseyResearch
Eddie CluttonPersonal Chair in Veterinary
David CollieGroup Leader/

Pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying lung disease

Tim ConnelleyCareer Track Fellow/Research
Alexander CorbishleyLecturer in Farm Animal

Clinical farm animal veterinary medicine

Veterinary vaccine development and performance

Antimicrobial resistance in farm animals

Brendan CorcoranPersonal Chair in Veterinary Cardiopulmonary

Mitral valve disease in dogs, tissue engineered solutions to sourcing valve tissue for research.

Yolanda Corripio-MiyarResearch Fellow
Ines CrespoResearch Administration and Communications Officer
Geoff CulshawSenior

Role of ET-1 in the renal handling of salt in early diabetes mellitus

Molecular mechanisms in canine myxomatous mitral valve disease

Inheritance and genetics of cardiac accessory pathways in UK Labrador retrievers

Endothelial dysfunction in dogs in naturally occurring risk factors for metabolic syndrome

Robert DalzielGroup Leader/Senior Research

Host-pathogen interactions in herpesvirus and influenza virus infections of man and animals.

Megan DaveyGroup

Hedgehog signalling and the role of cilia in development, with a focus on limb and neural tube patterning.

Ana de-Castro-MarquesSenior Lecturer

My current research focus is on cryopreservation techniques for canine hepatocytes with the objective of creating a bank of cells suitable for further development of this area.

Jorge Del-PozoSenior

My main research interest is to improve the understanding of infectious fish disease pathogenesis and resistance, and research in pathology morphometric approaches. I also provide pathology input on a range of collaborative research projects (e.g. squirrel leprosy, canine mast cell tumour metastasis, pulmonary hypertension models, radiation induced lung injury models, and surgical approaches to canine liver biopsy sampling).

Abigail DiackCareer Track Fellow/Research

Human and animal prion disease pathogenesis and strain characterisation.

Paul DigardChair of

Replication and pathogenesis of influenza viruses.

Padraic DixonPersonal Chair in Equine

Aetiopathogenesis of equine dental and upper airway disorders.

Appolinaire DjikengDirector - Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

Livestock comparative genomics, functional genomics and metagenomics.

Tropical livestock adaptation, resilience and productivity

Tropical agriculture and sustainable development

Xavier DonadeuReader

My research interests lie in the areas of Stem Cell biology and Reproductive Biology in large animal species. I am interested in these species both from a veterinary perspective and as disease models.

David DonaldsonResearch
Alison Downing
Inga DryResearch

Using the genetics and physiology of avian reproduction allows us to develop strategies utilising traditional or marker assisted selection to tackle problems as diverse as osteoporosis in laying hens, growth and reproduction in meat type birds, antimicrobial activity of egg white and shell quality in laying hens.

Bernadette DutiaPersonal Chair of Virus Pathogenesis

Molecular pathogenesis of herpesvirus and influenza virus infections.

Samantha EatonResearch
Kevin EatwellSenior
Samantha EllisPostdoctoral Research
Gary EntricanVisitor: Non Payroll

Ruminant cellular immunology and pathogenesis of chlamydial infections.

Cristina EstevesResearch
Christine FarquharSenior Research Scientist
Colin FarquharsonPersonal Chair of Skeletal

Identification of the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for bone and cartilage growth, development and mineralisation in health and disease.  

Karen Fernie
Ross FitzgeraldPersonal Chair of Molecular

Use of genomic and molecular tools to examine the evolution and pathogenesis of clinically important species of Staphylococci.

Stephen FitzgeraldResearch Fellow
Robert FlemingBio-Imaging & Flow Cytometry Facility
Mary FlookSenior Training Scholarship in Veterinary Anatomic
Peter FreemanCentre Co-ordinator
Tom FreemanPersonal Chair of Systems

Network modelling and experimental manipulation of clinically relevant immune pathways.

Priscilla Freitas-GerberResearch
Juliane FriedrichPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Pablo Fuentes-UtrillaSenior Sequencing
David GallyPersonal Chair in Microbial

My research aims to define the genetic determinants that contribute to the spread of important zoonotic diseases such as those caused by enterohaemorrhagic E. coli and Salmonella.  Current work is applying machine learning and phylogenomics to predict the source and disease threat of isolates. The other main focus of our research is to understand the expression of bacterial colonisation factors and apply this knowledge to develop vaccines to limit bacterial zoonotic diseases. 

Andrew GardinerSenior

Veterinary education, veterinary primary care, community animal health and welfare, shelter medicine, ethics, veterinary history, cross-discipline animal studies. See under Media tab for some more information.


Eleanor GauntPostdoctoral Research
Chris GaynorResearch Fellow in Computational Genomics
Almas GheyasResearch
Hazel GilhooleyResearch
Elizabeth GlassPersonal Chair of Veterinary

Immunogenetics and functional genomics of disease resistance and immune responsiveness traits in livestock species.

James GloverResearch
Wilfred GoldmannGroup Leader/Senior Research

Genetics and molecular biology of prion family genes in health and TSE disease.

Serap GonenPostdoctoral Researcher
Gregor GorjancResearch Fellow in Computational
Anton GossnerResearch
Paolo GottardoResearch Fellow
Adam GowSenior Lecturer in Small Animal

In vitro production of functional canine hepatocytes from stem cell sources.

Canine liver disease and pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy. 

Deborah GowSenior Clinical Training Scholarship (Residency) in Veterina
Sander GrannemanResearch Fellow
Finn GreySenior Research

Functional analysis of viral microRNAs.

Danielle Gunn-MoorePersonal Chair in Feline

As a RCVS recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine, I am interested in all aspects of feline internal medicine, though I have current projects on Mycobacterial infections, feline genomics and dementia.

Caroline HahnSenior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical

Neuromuscular diseases in all animals, and all facets of equine neurology.

Chris Haley

Understanding complex trait variation in humans and other species.

Jon HallSenior Lecturer/Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissu

Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs, near infra-red fluorescent imaging modalities and the genetic basis of pectus excavatum in cats

Carly HamiltonNetwork Manager
Ian HandelSenior

The use of quantitative statistical and epidemiological methods to address questions of animal/human health and disease surveillance.

Musa HassanChancellor's
Denis HeadonGroup Leader/Senior Research

Development, maintenance and repair of the skin and its appendages.

Hanneke HemminkResearch Fellow
Lissa HerronPost Doctoral Research
John HickeyChair of Animal

Our group AlphaGenes focusses on the development and application of quantitative genetics methods and computational approaches for animal and plant breeding programs collected at the AlphaSuite. Currently our overarching research aim relates to the development of what we call Genomic Selection 2.0. We envisage that GS2.0 would be underpinned by huge quantities of sequence data generated at low cost and could enable several new ways of driving genetic improvement and biological insight. 

Matthew HindleResearch Fellow
Charis HoggResearch

Kidney development, stem cells and disease in mouse models.

Stefan Hoj-EdwardsResearch Fellow in Computational Genomics
Jayne HopePersonal Chair of

Immune responses to Mycobacterial infections in cattle.

Fiona HoustonSenior Research Fellow/Group

Molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of infectious and neurological diseases of ruminant livestock.

Ross HoustonPersonal Chair of Aquaculture

Our research group focus on understanding the genetic basis of disease resistance in aquaculture species, and developing methods of selective breeding for improved resistance.

Deborah HoyleCareer Track Fellow/Research

Molecular epidemiology of zoonotic and emerging pathogens, surveillance and disease control.

Jun HuResearch
Kirsty HughesResearch Assistant (Veterinary Medical Education)

Veterinary education, the student experience, assessment and feedback, student wellbeing, e-learning, educational research methods, staff development

David HumePersonal Chair of Mammalian Functional

Macrophage biology, genomics and transcriptomics and the genetics of disease resistance.

Moira HutchisonLaboratory
Jason IoannidisResearch Fellow
Ian Jackson

Mouse models of human and animal disease

Pauline JamiesonSmall Animal Medicine

Endocrinology, and in particular cortisol physiology and diabetes.

Energy metabolism and body weight regulation.

Liver physiology and bile acid metabolism.

Siddharth JayaramanResearch Assistant/Systems Biology
Janez JenkoRsearch Fellow -
Amy JenningsLecturer in Farm Animal Practice

Heifer rearing: outcome monitoring.

Respiratory disease in calves: the effect of local climate and housing.

Temporal and individual variation in worm egg counts within a population.

The impact of co-infection and its interaction with immunity and genotype in short horn zebu calves

Kirsty JensenResearch
Jeanette Johansson
Martin JohnssonUoE Temporary staff

My research interests concern the molecular basis of quantitative traits, and ways to integrate different kinds of genomic data in animal genetics.

Anagha JoshiGroup Leader / Senior Research

Computational systems biology to understand transcriptional control during mammalian development using blood as a model system.

Rowland KaoChair of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science
Emma KeebleDVREP Lecturer and Vet
John KeenSenior

The equine cardiovascular system and its relationship to endocrinological disorders such as equine metabolic syndrome and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.

Marianne KeithResearch
Rob KellyLecturer in Farm Animal
  • The epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis and liver fluke co-infections in Cameroon, Central Africa (Current part-time PhD thesis). Including: bTB diagnostic test performance, M. bovis and Fasciola co-infection, Fasciola diagnostics, husbandry practices, awareness of zoonotic and bovine infectious diseases in cattle keepers, the epidemiology and risk factors of bTB in cattle keeping communities. 
  • Parasitic co-infections in suckler cows and their offspring.
  • Teaching and assessment of veterinary students clinical skills using a blended learning approach. 
Stephen KempChair in Tropical Livestock Genetics and
Declan KingResearch
Dorothy KisielewskiResearch
Andreas KranisSenior Research Fellow / Group Leader

Leverage Big Genomic Data through novel computational and bionformatics approaches to dissect genetically complex traits to improve efficiency and robustness of farmed animal species

Andy LawGroup Leader/Senior Research

The development of simple-to-use systems for handling and reformatting data for genetic analyses.

Alistair LawrenceUoE Temporary staff

I am interested in positive psychological states in animals and understanding the wider effects of positive psychology on animal health and welfare. Our current focus is on animal play and environmental enrichment. 

Seungmee LeeResearch Assistant
Lucas LefevreResearch
Simon LillicoResearch
Tiziana LiutiSenior Lecturer
Natalie LoweResearch
Samantha LycettChancellors

Pathogen Phylodynamics - evolution and epidemiology of viruses and bacteria using bayesian and machine learning methods.

Neil MabbottPersonal Chair of

Host-pathogen interactions in the mucosal immune system.

Amanda MacCallumResearch Assistant
Jill MacKayResearch Fellow (Veterinary Medical Education)

Within education research: Digital education (effectiveness, utilisation and effects on experience), student learning, student experience, staff teaching experience, effective public engagement.

Within human-animal relationships: animal support, companion animal welfare, animal welfare education.

Alastair MacraeSenior

Monitoring of farm animal health including the links between nutrition, health and productivity in cattle and sheep.


Investigating new mechanisms of bone formation and vascular calcification.

Jean MansonPersonal Chair of Neurodegenerative
  • Understanding mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Prion and Alzheimer's diseases.
  • The influence of the immune system on neurodegeneration
  • Interactions between glial and neuronal cells
  • Defining and interfering with pathways of neurodegeneration
  • Healthy ageing of the CNS


Katia Marioni-HenrySenior Lecturer in Veterinary
Jessica MartinLecturer in Statistics and Animal

My main research interests lie in the integration of behavioural, physiological and statistical techniques to investigate animal welfare issues, primarily with those relating to modern livestock production.

Yolanda Martinez-PereiraSenior

Clinical biomarkers of congestive heart failure in canine patients

Novel diagnostic tools in canine mesothelioma

andrew masonVisitor: Non Payroll Staff
Oswald MatikaResearch
Sean McAteerResearch
Barry McCollSenior Research

Major aims of our research are to understand how neuroimmune interactions contribute to normal brain health and how the immune system influences neurodegeneration, regeneration. and complications of brain injury.

Dominique McCormickResearch Fellow
Laura McCullochResearch
Bruce McGorumPersonal Chair of Equine

Equine internal medical disorders, particularly equine respiratory diseases and grass sickness.

Mike McGrewGroup

Biobanking and gene editing of avian germ cells.

Irene McGuinnesResearch Technician
Gerry McLachlanGroup Leader/Senior Research

Preclinical studies to evaluate safety and efficacy of vectors for respiratory gene/miRNA delivery in mice & sheep.

Sheep as a large animal model for respiratory disease.

Lynn McTeirResearch
Simone MeddlePersonal Chair of Behavioural

Adaptations of the neuroendocrine system: hormonal and neural regulation of reproduction and behaviour.  Animal Welfare: Neurobiology of positive welfare and behaviour.

Stephen MeekResearch
Richard MellanbyPersonal Chair of Comparative

Investigating the factors involved in the initiation and resolution of inflammation.

Chriselle MendoncaPost-Doctoral Research
Anna MeredithPersonal Chair of Zoological and Conservation

Red squirrel surveillance and infectious diseases (squirrelpox, squirrel leprosy); Scottish wildcat conservation and infectious diseases; a novel Amphibiocystidium disease in palmate newts on the Isle of Rum; Scottish raptor mortality; infectious diseases of pine martens.

Hannah MetcalfeResearch

Development and application of analytical methods and software to model the complex variations of traits and diseases between cell types, tissues and individuals using large-scale multi-omics data.

Katarzyna Miedzinska-BieleckaResearch
Elspeth MilnePersonal Chair in Veterinary Clinical

Research interests include investigation of T lymphocyte populations in dogs undergoing radiation therapy, comparative cytology and molecular signatures of inflammatory cells in secretory otitis media of brachycephalic dogs and children, immunohistochemical markers for reactive and neoplastic mesothelial cells in pericardium of dogs, rapid diagnosis of equine grass sickness by ganglion cytology, histopathology of recovered cases of grass sickness, the role of SOCS2 protein in maintenance of bone mass in an experimental colitis model in mice and studies on the pathology of the red squirrel with particular reference to squirrel pox infection.

Katrina MorrisResearch Fellow
Ivan MorrisonProfessor of Veterinary Clinical

The mechanisms of T cell-mediated immunity against intracellular pathogens of ruminants and how dysregulation of such responses can result in enhanced pathology.

Liam MorrisonSenior Research

I am interested in the infection biology of protozoan parasites of livestock. I am particularly attracted to integrated approaches where we can learn about both host and parasite processes that are key to infection/disease progression – especially in the clinically relevant host, the cow. I work primarily on African trypanosomes, but also on Theileria parva , which together are the most significant pathogens affecting livestock in sub-Saharan Africa. I also work on Cryptosporidium parvum, a worldwide enteric pathogen of humans and livestock.

My work aims to identify key host-parasite interactions that determine disease outcome, further our understanding of bovine immunobiology, and identify targets for interventions (e.g. drug & vaccine development).

Linda MorrisonSenior
Maria MunozResearch
Lita MurphyResearch
Adrian MuwongeBBSRC Future Leader
Claire NeilResearch
Marlynne NicolResearch Fellow
Tim NuttallSenior Lecturer in Small Animal Veterinary

The genetics of atopic dermatitis; allergen specific immunology; antibiotic resistance, particularly meticillin-resistance staphylococci and multi-drug resistant E. coli; and responsible antimicrobial use and infection control.

Marie O'SheaResearch Assistant
Rob OgdenHead of Conservation Genetics
Tanja OpriessnigGroup

Infectious disease models; Intervention strategies; Pathology; Veterinary diagnostics; Pigs.

Derya OzdemirResearch
Maciej Pajak
Lisa PangResearch
Maciej ParysVet Clinical

My current research interests include studying the role of immune checkpoints in canine and feline cancer and inflammatory disease. I am also intereted in interactions between innate and adaptive immune system in cancer patients. 

Judith Pate
Gavin PatersonSenior Lecturer in Molecular and Applied Microbiology
Jessie PatersonLecturer in Student

Student learning, study skills support (including the use of Peers), student assessment, learning and assessment generally

Trevor PatersonBioinformatician/Software
Edith PaxtonResearch
Kanchan PhadwalResearch

Role of autophagy in neurodegenerative diseases: mechanisms and therapeutic approach.

Adrian PhilbeySenior Lecturer in Veterinary

Emerging infectious diseases of domestic animals and wildlife, canine adenovirus in red foxes and dogs, salmonellosis in dogs and cats, staphylococcal infections of dogs and cats, yersiniosis in domestic and zoo animals, viral pathogenesis and oncogenesis.

Chiara PiccinelliLecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Scott PiriePersonal Chair of Equine Clinical

Aetiopathogenesis of equine airway disease and characterising the equine pulmonary innate immune response. Equine dysautonomia, primarily in relation to the investigation of aetiologic pathways.

Scotts currently active areas of reseach include the following:

(1) studies on equine grass sickness with a particular focus on the potential aetiological role of ingested pasture-derived mycotoxins;

(2) studies of the innate immunity of the equine airway, with a particular focus on the role of the alveolar macrophage in determining disease susceptibility;

(3) studies on the role of intestinal macrophage activation in the initiation and maintenance of gut motility disturbances following gastrointestinal surgery (post-operative ileus).

Christopher PlinstonResearch
Patrick PollockSenior Lecturer in Equine Surgery

Wound healing in horses and other species. Poor perforance in horses. The structure and function of the equine airway. Acute phase proteins.

Ricardo Pong-WongQuantitative Genetic Tools
Christopher PooleyQuantitative
James PrendergastGroup
Clare PridansResearch

The role of Csf1r signalling in the postnatal development of rats.

Characterisation of rat macrophages.

Christopher ProudfootResearch
Androniki PsifidiResearch
Carys PughResearch Fellow (Human Statistical Genetics)
Joe RaingerResearch
Anna RaperResearch
Konrad RawlikPostdoc Researcher in Genetic Dissection of Complex
Richard ReardonSenior Lecturer in Equine

I have many interests related to clinically relevant equine veterinary surgery.

Studies currently underway:

An investigation of the closure time of skull suture lines in horses.

Cadaveric, radiographic and CT examination of the anatomy of the nasal conchal bullae of horses.

Cadaveric and CT anatomy of equine cheek teeth and paranasal sinuses

Surveys of equine peripheral caries

Evaluation of stress affecting equids during hospital examinaion

Racehorse knowledge transfer



Tim Regan
Susan RhindChair of Veterinary

Veterinary medical education; specifically assessment and feedback, student support and wellbeing, e-learning and curriculum development.

Amy RichardsResearch Fellow and Lab Manager
Valentina RiggioResearch
Eleanor RileyDirector of the Roslin Institute
Christelle RobertCareer Track Fellow/Research

Christelle is interested in the application of computational approaches to genomics, transcriptomics and metagenomics data analysis and she is currently initiating collaborations to study the impact of stress factors on the gut-brain axis in livestock species.

Graeme RobertsonBio-Imaging & Flow Cytometry Research
Roger Ros-FreixedesPostdoctoral Researcher

Animal breeding and genetics; genomic prediction; sequence data; pigs 

Kay RussellResearch Fellow
Khalid SalamatResearch
Silke SalavatiSenior Lecturer in Small Animal Internal

I am interested in small animal gastroenterology, especially focusing of mechanisms of disease, clinical assessment and treatment of canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)/ chronic enteropathy (CE).

Enrique Sanchez-MolanoPost Doctoral Researcher in Livestock
Helen SangPersonal Chair of Vertebrate Molecular

Applications of transgenesis in the chick, particularly in study of the development of the chick embryo and resistance to disease.

Neil SargisonPersonal Chair of Farm Animal

Use of deep amplicon sequencing approaches to study nematode parasite diversity and co-infections.

Performance of different sheep breeds and selected lines in a harsh hill environment.

Changing epidemiology of trematode parasites.

Population genetics of anthelmintic resistance in nematodes.

Haemonchus contotus and Teladorsagia circumcincta genomics.

Train-the-trainer livestock health education.

Kristin SauterResearch
Jeffrey SchoenebeckChancellors

Genetic, genomic, and phenotyping approaches to studying the biological mechanisms that underlie canine morphology and disease.

Mariela Scortti
Elaine SeawrightResearch
Alessandro SeguinoSenior

Current research interests are mainly in the wild game sector, in particular looking at Campylobacter colonisation of pheasants and E, coli STEC in venison and their relevance to public health. I  am also interested in innovative ways of teaching veterinary public health.

Colin SharpCareer Track Fellow/Research
Darren ShawSenior

Comparative epidemiology of parasitic and infectious diseases and general aspects of animal health

Tara SheldrakeResearch
Shahida SherazResearch
Adrian ShermanAvian Facility
Barbara ShihResearch Fellow
Allister Smith
Jacqueline SmithCareer Track

Genomics of Avian Viral Infections

Nikki SmithResearch
Sionagh SmithSenior

Pathology of equne dental disease, focusing on general histopathology and peripheral caries.

Comparative pathology of lung disease (pigs, equids, sheep).

Ongoing collaborative research on Lawsonia intracellularis.



Adriana SomavillaPostdoctoral Researcher
Nick SparksChair of Avian Biology and Co-Director of NARF
Katherine StainesResearch
Jo StevensGroup

Studies intracellular bacterial pathogens, with specific interest in the bacterial genes required for intracellular survival and evasion of innate immune responses.

Mark StevensPersonal Chair of Microbial

Salmonella, Campylobacter and Escherichia coli infections in farm animals, with emphasis on the bacterial and host factors that influence persistence, pathogenesis and protection.

Isobel StewartResearch
Kim SummersPersonal Chair of Comparative

Genetics, genomics and transcriptomics of disease in animals and humans

Linda SutherlandResearch
Kate SuttonResearch Fellow
Victoria SwiftVet Clinician for Small Animal
Christine Tait-BurkardCareer Track Fellow/Research
Karen TanResearch
Spring TanResearch Fellow
Lorna TaylorResearch
Sarah TaylorSenior Lecturer in Equine

Molecular pathogenesis of equine osteoarthritis and novel biological treatments using regenerative medicine (stem cells and autologous conditioned serum).

Albert TenesaPersonal chair of Quantitative

Understanding how genetic variation influences normal and pathological variation in humans.

Peter TennantSenior Research
Dominic Thekkedath-KurianProteomics and Metabolomics Facility
Elisabeth ThorntonResearch
Michael ThrusfieldPersonal Chair of Veterinary
Karen Troup
Isabelle TruyersLecturer in Farm Animal

Infectious disease control and prevention, in particular Johne's disease and BVD - Suckler herd reproductive management and bull fertility

Smaragda TsairidouResearch Fellow
Vivian TurnerResearch
Thomas TzelosResearch Fellow
Jose Vazquez-Boland

Fundamental research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of bacterial intracellular parasitism and on microbial genomics and the evolution of bacterial virulence.

Douglas VernimmenChancellors Fellow/Research

Our collaborative research with Prof K Kranc is to address the precise functions of epigenetic regulators in myeloid leukaemia using in vitro, ex-vivo and in vivo models. Together with additional screening in patients for mutations in this gene, this research will enable us to develop new approaches to treat leukaemia.


Host-pathogen interactions and immunomodulation in avian species, with a particular focus on mucosal surfaces.

Prerna VohraResearch
Christina VrettouResearch
Lindsey WaddellResearch
Lingfei WangResearch Fellow
Kellie WatsonDirector of the National Avian Research Facility
Mick WatsonPersonal Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational

I am interested in what large datasets tell us about biological function, and how we can correlate patterns in big data with phenotypes of interest in farm animal health, disease and productivity.

Bryan WeeResearch Fellow in Bacterial Pathogen Evolutionary Genomics
Andrew WhalenResearch Fellow
Bruce WhitelawGenus Personal Chair of Animal

Development of genetically engineered livestock for biomedical and agricultural applications.

Mike WicksWeb developer for NARF

Application of population and quantitative genetic approaches to dissect the genetic basis of phenotypic traits in domesticated animal species and to analyze the processes of domestication and breed development.

Erin WilliamsSenior Lecturer in Applied Veterinary Anatomy

The Doeschl-Wilson group investigates how the genetics of individuals affects the spread of infectious disease, both within an animal and between animals. We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists aiming to effectively combine field and laboratory experiments with mathematical modelling and quantitative genetics theory, with the ultimate aim to improve livestock health and resilience.   

Pete WilsonResearch
Thomas WishartGroup

Elucidating the mechanisms underpinning neuronal development, stability and degeneration in health and disease.

John WoolliamsPersonal Chair of Mathematical

Quantitative genetics of selected and managed populations, design and operation of breeding schemes, prediction of genetic merit for complex traits and genetic epidemiology.

David WraggBioinformatician/Statistical Geneticist
Steven WrightSenior Research Technician
Zhiguang WuResearch
Gonzalo YebraResearch Fellow
Donald YoolSenior

Investigating novel therapeutic targets for animal cancer.

Rachel YoungResearch
Debiao ZhaoResearch
Dongxing ZhuResearch Fellow