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 Mel Weedon

Mel Weedon

PhD student

 Daphne du Maurier 


Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am a NERC iCASE PhD student investigating the mechanisms of ageing in European badgers. I work with the Animal & Plant Heath Agency (APHA) on a remarkable long-term field study which allows me to investigate the causes and consequences of ageing and senescence. Currently I am studying parental age effects on offspring performance, and am also interested in endocrine-immune interactions, immunosenescence and cellular senescence. My primary supervisor is Dr Andy Young

Please visit the Animal Societies website for more information about our research group. 



2016 - 2017 MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter

2012 - 2016 BSc (Hons) Biology with Industrial Experience, University of Manchester 




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Weedon M (2023). Senescence in wild European badgers: the roles of parental age effects and immunosenescence.  Abstract.

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