People

Current Members

Dr Susan Johnston (PI)

Susan.Johnston@ed.ac.uk

Susan is a Royal Society University Research Fellow using genomics to understand evolutionary puzzles in natural populations. At present, her main interests are the evolution of recombination rate variation and understanding the genetic architecture of ongoing sexual conflict.


Lucy Peters (NERC E3 PhD Student)

Lucy.Peters@ed.ac.uk

Lucy is a PhD student investigating the genetic architecture of antler morphology and signatures of sexual conflict in Red deer on Rum.


John McAuley (Darwin Trust PhD Student)

John is a PhD student investigating the causes and consequences of individual recombination rate variation in wild house sparrows in Norway.


Associated Members

Dr Martin Stoffel (DFG Research Fellow)

Martin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow mapping inbreeding depression in Soay sheep. His project is in collaboration with Prof. Josephine Pemberton.


Dr Julie Gaüzere (NERC Postdoctoral Researcher)

Julie is investigating maternal genetic effects on fitness-related traits in Red deer on Rum. Her project is in collaboration with Prof Josephine Pemberton and Dr Craig Walling.


Anna Hewett (NERC E4 PhD Student)

Anna did her MSc project in the group looking at genomic signatures of intra-locus sexual conflict in the Soay sheep of St Kilda. She is now doing a PhD mapping inbreeding depression in Red deer on Rum.


Former Members

Dr Alexandra Sparks (MRC PhD Student, 2013 – 2017) co-supervised with Prof. Dan Nussey

Alex completed her PhD on evolutionary genetics of helminth-specific immune responses in wild Soay sheep in 2018. She is now a postdoc with Dr Hannah Dugdale at the University of Leeds.


Lizzie Bowen-West (BSc Hons Project Student 2019)

Gemma Homer (BSc Hons Project Student 2019 )