Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Engineering
ECOLOGICAL GENETICS & CONSERVATION
I am a University of Manchester Zoology graduate currently doing an MPhil across both the Preziosi lab and the Manchester Immunology group. I am working on developing a molecular diagnostic tool for the identification of macroparasites of amphibians, using non-invasive sampling techniques such as Copro-PCR. An overarching aim of the project is to develop a technique that could be used in the field to monitor the dynamics of wild parasite populations and see if they influence amphibian population crashes.
I have also completed a year long placement at the Timburi Cocha Biological Research Station, Ecuador where I carried out a pitfall trapping experiment, investigating the effects of altitude on the local herpetofauna.