Frances Blow

Frances Blow

Location: Ashworth Room 1.08

Email: Frances.Blow[at]

2022-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh (UK)

2019-2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate, New York University (USA)

2017-2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University (USA)

2012-2016 PhD in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Liverpool (UK)

2008-2012 BSc in Biology with a Year in Europe, University of York (UK) and Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble (France)

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution of host-microbe interactions. I use a combination of computational and experimental approaches to investigate the evolution of symbiotic and parasitic traits in host-microbe associations. The current focus of my research is the role of secreted small RNAs in host- parasite communication in helminths that infect the mammalian gut.