Dr Fiona Bakke (former PhD student)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Project: Development of proteomics approaches for comparative and evolutionary immunology
Prof. Sam Martin. School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen: Co-supervisor & fish health/physiology expert.
Dr David Stead. Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen: Co-supervisor & mass spectrometry / proteomics expert.
Dr Helen Dooley. University of Maryland: Co-supervisor & immunology expert.
I recently completed a 4-year BBSRC funded PhD studentship (EASTBIO program) investigating comparative and evolutionary immunology. My PhD project involved developing a quantitative proteomics platform to monitor immune responses in vertebrates outside mammals, initially studying rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). I also assembled a high-quality multi-tissue transcriptome for the nurse shark. My work has broadened our knowledge of the evolution and function of the immune system, and developed mass spectroscopy-based targeted proteomics for use in the study of non-model vertebrate lineages.