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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr James Pearce

Dr James Pearce

NC3Rs Training Fellow

 Living Systems Institute 


Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD


NC3Rs training fellow working with Galleria mellonella

I have been developing transgenesic tools for this insect model, increasing it's potential to replace rodent models for infection studies and drug discovery as well as broadening its ability to be used in other applications.


University of Exeter: PhD 2023

Thesis title: Early Development and Genetic Engineering in the Lepidopteran model organism Galleria mellonella

University of Bristol​: BSc. Hons. 2014


University of Exeter: 2018 - Present

Arctec (LSHTM): 2016 - 2018

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Research projects

Project Title: Early Development and Genetic Engineering of Galleria mellonella for Drug Discovery

Supervisors: Professor James Wakefield, Professor Richard Titball, Professor Joann Prior

Funding: University of Exeter & DSTL

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