School of Life Sciences

Our research students

Research students in our School are working on postgraduate research degrees (MSD, MPhil or PhD) under the supervision of our academics. They also have the opportunity to take up paid roles as Graduate Laboratory Assistants, giving them an opportunity to gain teaching experience and develop additional skills alongside their research.

Research students

Hana Abbara
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Hannah Adams
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Protein Structure and Function; X-ray Crystallography; Phylogenetics;
Amnah Alamri
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Wardah Alhoqail
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Reem Almealla
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Coral Reef Ecosystems in a Future of Climate Change;
Amna Alotaiba
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Makarim Al-Zubaidi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Cell and Molecular Biology ;
Tivkaa Amande
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Benjamin Archer
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Silvia Atanasio
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: G protein­-coupled receptors (GPCRs);
Emese Bartha
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Zara Botterell
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ask me about: Microplastics, Plastic pollution, zooplankton;
Alexander Bowles
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Kenny Brown
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Emma Burroughs
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Tianyuan Chu
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Emine Cil
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Christopher Clarkson
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Megan Cowan
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ask me about: Molecular Dynamics; Protein Crystallography; Protein Sequence Alignments and Homology Modelling; NanoBRET, BRET and FRET; Fluorescence and Bioluminescence;
Ryan Cronin
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Andrew Davis
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Georgina Davis
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ana-Maria Dumitrana
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Louise Dunnett
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Lung Cancer; Signal Pathways; Structural Biology Techniques - X-Ray Crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS);
Mouboni Dutta
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ali Ebrahim
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Brisneve Edullantes
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Anthonia Ekperuoh
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Howard Freeman
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Behavioural physiology; Movement ecology;
Leslie Galstaun
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Jessica Gordon
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Tyler Gorrie-Stone
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Bethan Greenwood
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: The coral holobiont;
Benjamin Gregson
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Cristina Guijarro
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Hannah Hargreaves
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Alexander Harper
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Danielle Harris
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Osamah Hasan
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Veda Hegde
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Charlotte Henriksen
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ana Isac
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Sylwia Jencz
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Bander Khayyat
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Natalia Krajewska
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Synthesa Ksatrya
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Kestutis Lapenas
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Michela Lever
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Alice Lown
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Marina Lucic
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ask me about: Biochemistry; Crystallography;
Maria Magliulo
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Patrick Martin
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Kirsty Matthews Nicholass
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Temperate grassland biodiversity; Species populations and diversity; Fungal pathogens; Molecular ecology;
Fionnuala McKenna
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Samuel Morement
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Mia Mosavie
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ngaahule Mukhathedzwa
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Patrick Mwanaka
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Luke Neaves
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Alexandru Nisioi
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Eniola Olaleye
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Amie Parris
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Phillip Pichon
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Carbon cycling in marine environments e.g. Production/degradation of isoprene and acetaldehyde - Activities and effects of microbes on the marine environment;
Angela Pine
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Hannah Prentice
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Jacob Pullin
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Luli Randell
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Roxana-Maria Rujan
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: G protein-coupled receptors;
Philipp Siegel
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Amy Sing Wong
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ask me about: MSD student in Marine Ecology; Research interests: Functional marine ecology;
Karl Skeels
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Max Skinner
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
William Spanner
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ellie Stallard
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
John Stamford
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
James Stevens
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Duncan Sweeney
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Chemically induced responses of organisms; in activity; abundance and movement. Our planet is governed by chemical communication between organisms; whether it is utilisation of the compounds as semiochemical or energy sources. This area is at the forefront of my research interests; disentangling how/when these organisms use such compounds to their advantage and the extent to which they provide a competitive edge for the users.;
Gareth Thomas
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Ask me about: Environmental Biology; Environmental Microbiology; Marine Biology; Outreach; Statistics and Coding; Ecology; Oil Pollution; Conservation; Hydrocarbon Degradation; Bacteria;
John Ukeri
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Emily Urban
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Shellie Wall
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Stomatal Dynamics; Photosynthetic Physiology; Plant Productivity; Plant Ecophysiology; Chlorophyll Fluorescence;
Emma Ward
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Scott Warren
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: My research interests focus on biophysical controls, processes, and ecology of microphytobenthos (MPB) in rivers. I am interested in how hydrology can influence nutrient delivery and concentrations, and the impact that this has on benthic communities. I am also interested in how these factors influence biogeochemical cycling of macronutrients, as well as the ecosystem functioning of the MPB community.; Another interest is interactions between diatoms and bacteria. Bacteria have been shown to rely on extracellular carbon produced by diatoms as a primary C source, although the relationship can be fragile; breaking down when dissolved organic carbon is more readily available. These interactions are of interest because bacteria are important in biogeochemical cycling, and as such their abundance and physical environment (which is influenced by diatoms and other algae) can modify these processes.;
Fiona Watson
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Stuart Wire
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences
Jareth Wolfe
Postgraduate Research Student, School of Life Sciences