Anna is a first year PhD student with keen interest in both immunology and conservation. Currently she is undertaking a project on the immunogenomics of Atlantic salmon; looking at distribution of alleles of immune genes such as the MHC in Scotland.
Previously, she investigated the genetic basis of the circadian clock in the helminth parasite, Schistosoma mansoni at Aberystwyth University.
Furthermore, Anna has worked with Operation Wallacea (OPWALL) in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve as a research assistant. This included fieldwork surveys, handling techniques of herpetofauna, avifauna and bats, mammal tracking and camera trap identification.
Outline of Current PhD Project:
Mres Parasite Control, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences, Aberystywth University (Distinction)
BSc Veterinary Biosciences, Aberystywth University (1st Class)
MASTS 10th Annual Science Meeting 2020
School of Biological Sciences PGR Student Ambassador
PREPRINT (not yet peer reviewed):
Rawlinson, K. A., Reid, A. J., Lu, Z., Driguez, P., Wawer, A., Coghlan, A., ... & Berriman, M. (2021). Daily rhythms in the transcriptomes of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.21.440693
Funding and Grants
The Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER) DTP