I have recently completed a PhD with interests in the functional diversification of paralogs resulting from fungal-oomycete HGT events (in particular, the diversification of proteins with a strong functional trend towards plant carbohydrate digestion), and the significance of N-terminal signal peptide sequences for the transferability of secreted proteins by cross-phylum HGT. I am now working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Professor Tom Richards and Dr Fiona Savory, developing new genetic tools for studying model systems to explore the evolution of aquatic symbiotic interactions.
Climbing, board games, baking, paddle boarding. Occasional runner. Constant eater.