Dr Ryan Imrie
Daphne du Maurier 3050
Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
I am interested in understanding the environmental, evolutionary, and ecological factors which influence the emergence of new diseases. Within this topic, I am hoping to explore both the factors which contribute to the ability of pathogens to infect novel host species, and also the factors which allow these pathogens to establish long-term, stable transmission within their new hosts.
Broad research specialisms
MSc in Infection Biology (with specialism in Virology) | University of Glasgow
BSc Hons in Genetics | University of Glasgow
“Evolution and ecology of virus host shifts”
Ben Longdon, Lena Wilfert, Joanne Lello (Cardiff University)
NERC GW4+ DTP
My PhD project will use a range of different Drosophila species to investigate the factors which influence the ability of viruses to infect novel host species. Initially, the project will focus on how co-infection with multiple viruses alters infection dynamics, and will examine how this varies across a phylogenetically diverse group of host species.