Rebekah J White
Evolutionary biology and genetics (including theoretical evolution and nematology)
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I am a current PhD researcher at the University of Exeter, focusing on the evolution and genetics of senescence (aging) using Pristionchus nematodes as a case study.
Last year, I completed an awesome project during my Masters of Research in Evolution at the University of Southampton, on the evolution genetics of a contagious cancer in Tasmanian Devils.
I did my undergraduate degree in biology at Southampton too, and my dissertation was a review on how human land-use changes effects the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases. I am currently preparing this manuscript for publication.
Other works includes being part of Meliora: Journal & Symposium of International Student Sustainability Research, science communicator, and science writer for Exeter’s student newspaper (Exepose), Pint of Science volunteer, Vice President of Exeter Postgraduate Society, and PGR rep.