Anish Dattani

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Anish Dattani

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


I studied Biological Sciences (2014) at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. My final year modules included genome evolution, molecular mechanisms of cell function, evolution and development of animals, social evolution, animal cognition, and behavioural ecology.

I am interested in the integration of molecular and evolutionary approaches to understand the basic biology of ageing, and how it controls the evolved differences in lifespan between populations and species, plasticity in ageing, and the origins of ageing-related disease.


2014-2018: DPhil Interdisciplinary Bioscience, St Anne's College, Oxford

2011-2014: B.A. Biological Sciences, St Hilda's College, Oxford (First Class)


As part of my undergraduate degree I undertook a 18-week project in Professor Jonathan Hodgkin’s laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford. During this time I investigated the role of the C-type lectin-like domain containing proteins (CTLDcps) in the innate immune system of the nematode worm C. elegans . I used a combination of reverse-genetics and transgenic approaches to elucidate their function in nematode immunity.

I completed a 11-week DTP rotation project in....

I completed a 11-week DTP rotation project in....


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