I am a postdoctoral researcher in the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London. My research is centred on understanding how we make sensory neurons – the neurons that allow us to sense pain, touch and muscle position, and how they have evolved in vertebrate animals. I also work on the brain and how the size of the brain has been modified during the last 500 million years of evolution.

Before coming to King’s, I read Cell Biology at the University of Durham and subsequently received my PhD from the University of Oxford in the evolution of homeobox genes, a crucial family of genes that have been central players in animal evolutionary history.

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