Dr Joe Turner PhD

Research Associate Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour


Personal Statement

I am an evolutionary biologist, researching the dynamics of transposable elements in the model fly Drosophila. I am interested in using genomics to understand how these mobile genetic elements launch successful invasions into host populations, and how their hosts evolve in response.

Previously, I gained a BA in Biological Sciences at the University in Oxford in 2011 and an MPhil in social insect behavioural ecology at the University of Sussex in 2014, before moving to Liverpool to undertake a PhD. My PhD research focused on the genetics of mosquito sex determination, using bioinformatic and synthetic biology approaches to understand the structure and content of sex chromosomes in Aedes aegypti.