Lab members

Current lab members:

MsD students:

Billy Murphy (joint with Dr Filippo Prischi)

Jakub Zastapilo (joint with Dr Radu Zabet)

PhD students:

Alexander Bowles: Major transitions in the plant tree of life: insights from genes, genomes and traits

Wardah Alhoqail: The role of a DOMAIN OF UNKNOWN FUNCTION  PROTEIN in sugar signalling pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana

Kestutis Lapenas (joint with Dr Filippo Prischi): The role of AtS6K2 during plant stress responses


  • Dr Irabonosi Obomighie works on a Leverhulme Trust funded Research Project entitled: Flipping the switch; regulating protein synthesis in response to stress. In collaboration with Dr Filippo Prischi at the University of Essex
  • Dr Sunitha Subramaniam works on a BBSRC Newton funded project entiteld: Genomics-led improvement of biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in mustard rape for economic and environmental sustainability.  India-UK collaboration comprising of seven institutions in the UK (Lead Institution: University of York) and three institutions in India.

Past lab members:

  • Dr John Ferguson
  • Dr Amanda Chaplin
  • Maria Michailidi
  • Danny Tacchini

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