September 2021- present
After obtaining my Undergraduate and Master’s in Biology from the University of Sheffield in 2007, I carried out my PhD at the University of Liverpool, studying gene-by-environment interactions and development in the waterflea, Daphnia. I then carried out a postdoc and a junior fellowship at the University of Western Brittany/Ifremer in France, investigating transcriptomic and proteomic responses of marine molluscs to climate change. After this, I returned to the University of Liverpool for two further postdocs, quantifying the fitness costs of transposable elements (TEs) in Drosophila melanogaster, and investigating transgenerational inheritance of stress-induced epigenetic modifications in Daphnia. In 2021 I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship to come to the González lab and study how TE polymorphisms and environmentally sensitive chromatin marks interact in natural populations of D. melanogaster and the invasive species D. suzukii.