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Joel Parker

University of Southampton
Life Sciences building 85
Highfield Campus
Southampton, Hampshire So17 1BJ
United Kingdom

++44 (0)23 8059 9007

Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, Other, iTRAC proteomic analysis
Research Description: My primary interest is ageing. I currently have three main projects running. 1) Characterising the Extra-cellular SOD in insects. Primarily using molecular techniques in Drosophila, This is expanding into a phylogenetic project and a cross species study to understand exactly how the Cu Zn SODs work and have evolved. 2) Studying the molecular basis of socially induced changes in lifespan in Bumble Bees.This is a NERC funded project in collaboration with Andrew Bourke at UEA. 3) I am also involved in a project looking at trade-offs in immunity ageing and neurodegeneration in a Drosophila/paristoid model of selected immunity.
Lab Web Page: http://www.personal.southampton.ac.uk/jdparker/Webpage/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: NO
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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