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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Elisabeth Busch-Nentwich


Senior Lecturer in Organismal Biology

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 882 3612
Room Number: 5.05, Fogg Building

Undergraduate Teaching

Molecular Genetics (BIO163)

Coding and Data Science (BIO319)


Research Interests:

Embryonic development is an intricate process governed by gene-regulatory interactions that occur with spatial and temporal precision. Given the complexity, it can seem surprising how reliable this process is even when gene function is lost. Our research uses zebrafish and functional genomics approaches to study the underpinnings of phenotypic robustness during embryonic development. Specifically, we are interested in understanding paralog interactions and gene expression plasticity.

We also use our large mutant collection to investigate a range of disease mechanisms in collaboration with other researchers. Some of our current projects are on modelling a digenic myopathy, identifying genes involved in addiction-related behaviours, and finding host factors of TB susceptibility.

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PhD supervision

Postdoctoral supervision

  • Ian Sealy
  • Richard White
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