Institute of Healthy Ageing
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  • 2012- Professor of Biogerontology, Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL

  • 2005-2011 Reader in the Biology of Ageing, Department of Biology, UCL

  • 1997-2004 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Biology, University College London, U.K. Genetics of aging in C. elegans and other model organisms

  • 1993-1996 Postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Biology Program, University of Missouri, with Prof. Don Riddle. Genetics of aging in Caenorhabditis elegans

  • 1991-1993 Postdoc, Department of Biology, Imperial College, London, with Prof. Rick Maizels. Biology of infective larvae of the ascarid nematode parasite Toxocara canis

  • 1987-1990 Ph.D., Institute of Genetics, University of Glasgow, U.K. Aspergillus nidulans genetics. With A.J. Clutterbuck

  • 1984-1986 Various work in Costa Rica, Nicaragua (Sandinista regime), Mexico, USA

  • 1980-1983 School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, U.K. B.Sc. Biochemistry

  • 1974-1978 Dartington Hall School

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