I am a Reader (≈associate professor) in the Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. I am also affiliated with the Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology.
My research interests span many areas of statistical and biological physics. I am particularly interested in microbial evolution and cancer. I have been working on how bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics, how growth and migration affect genetic heterogeneity of tumours, the structure of fitness landscapes, and the growth of bacterial colonies.
In the past I worked on random matrix theory, complex networks, and driven diffusive systems (zero-range process, TASEP, and related models).
In my research I use computer simulations and analytic calculations. I also do “wet” laboratory experiments with bacteria.
You can read more about my research following the links on top of this page.