Olivia A Grant Grant

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
 Olivia A Grant Grant


Ask me about
  • epigenetics, DNA methylation, gene regulation


I graduated in 2019 with a first in BSc in Biomedical sciences from the University of Essex. During my third year, I completed a dissertation project in Radu Zabets lab performing a bioinformatics analysis on TF binding in human genome. This project initiated my interest for the use of computational methods for studying biological systems. I am now doing my PhD in Life sciences in collaboration with the Institute for Social and Economic research here at Essex where i am studying epigenetics.


  • BSc Biomedical Sciences University of Essex (2019)

Research and professional activities


How does the environment influence the epigenome?

The association of the environment with health has been widely recognised and there is well documented evidence inferring a link between air pollution exposure and a global increase in mortality and morbidity. However, the molecular mechanisms by which this association occurs is yet to be delineated and will be crucial to furthering our understanding of how exposure to air pollution modulates health and wellbeing and consequently help to build preventative policies.

Supervisor: Professor Leonard Schalkwyk

Research interests

Epigenetic research



Colchester Campus