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Cambridge Biosciences DTP PhD Programme


Department of Zoology


I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, where I unexpectedly fell in love with zoology and animal physiology. I like making sense of the world around me, whether through science, creative writing, or disability advocacy, so research seems like the perfect career for me. Hopefully one day I'll be able to do it from my own lab!


Project Title:

Characterising the Structure, Expression, and Regulation of CYP2J19, A Gene Involved in Pigmentation of Avian Integument

Project Summary:

Red coloration is widespread throughout birds, and appears to have evolved independently multiple times. CYP2J19, a gene involved in producing red ketocarotenoid pigment in the retina, has been implicated in multiple independent evolutions of red coloration, but it is not clear how it has been co-opted or why this has occurred so many times.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Dr Nick Mundy

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