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Welcome to my website. These pages are here to provide an overview of my Ph.D. research.

Using insect models, I am looking at the role of internally located bacteria in determining disease outcomes for the larger organisms that they inhabit. This research has broad relevance to understanding patterns of human and wildlife disease, and in identifying new methods of disease control.

This research is being carried out in the Evolutionary Ecological Entomology (E3) lab at Sheffield University. The project is being supervised by Professor Mike Siva-Jothy. This research will take three years to complete and is being funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). If you would like any more information then please contact me bop09lle@sheffield.ac.uk .




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Last updated 02.01.10