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Professor Mark Viney PhD, BSc, ARCS

Head of Department Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour


    Personal Statement

    I am a Professor of Zoology and Head of Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour.

    I am interested in understanding the biology of parasitic nematode worms. Work we are currently doing is to (i) understand the genetic basis of parasitism in the nematode Strongyloides, (ii) investigate the behavioural and immunological factors that control the assembly of the gut microbiome of mice, and (iii) study the evolution of diversity of dauer larva formation in the free-living nematode C. elegans.

    You can find out more about our work at

    Prizes or Honours

    • CA Wright Medal for the British Society for Parasitology (British Society, 2013)

    Funded Fellowships

    • Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin , 2012)