Dr. Amy Buck

Amy Buck

Amy Buck

Room A256
Ashworth Laboratories

Phone: 0131 651 3375

Email: a.buck@ed.ac.uk

2012 – Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow

2009 – 2012 Advanced Research Fellow, Center for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh

2009 – 2012  Thomas Work Fellow, Division of Pathway Medicine, Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh

2007 – 2009 – Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow, scGTI, University of Edinburgh

2005-2007 – Postdoctoral Researcher in Nucleic Acid Biosensors, scGTI, University of Edinburgh

2005 – PhD in Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder


Amy Buck earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied RNA-protein dynamics in the RNase P ribozyme in the lab of Prof. Norman Pace. Wanting to apply her RNA background to the field of virology, she joined the Division of Pathway Medicine and the Centre for Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh in 2005. She worked for 1.5 years as postdoctoral researcher to develop nucleic acid biosensors while securing an Incoming Marie Curie Fellowship to focus on the biology and functions of microRNAs in viral infection.  In 2009, she was awarded a BBSRC New Investigator award and an Advanced Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh to build her research group on microRNA function and regulation in viral infection within the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution. In 2012 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to study microRNA-virus interactions and to develop a new line of research in RNA secretion in helminth models.