Dr Ben Longdon
Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Research Fellow

Profile

My research focuses on host-parasite ecology and evolution. Current work focuses on how parasites switch between host species, what factors affect the ability of parasites to successfully host shift and how these may be important for the emergence of novel pathogens. Other interests include the evolution and ecology of vertically transmitted parasites and how they spread through new host species or populations. I use insects and their natural viruses to examine these questions.

For more information visit the lab website: https://benlongdon.com.

Qualifications

2011 PhD, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh
2006 BSc Biology, University of Bristol

Career

2016- Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter
2012-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

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AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9FE
UK
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