Dr Abigail Ingram

Dr Abigail Ingram

Abigail Ingram is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the Natural History Museum, London in the Invertebrates Division of the Life Sciences Department.

Abigail is a biologist with expertise in the functional morphology of marine and terrestrial invertebrates using electron microscopy and spectrophotometry. After obtaining her BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter, she followed this with a PGCE and then completed her MSc in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University.

After working as a fish ecologist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Abigail gained a place at the University of Oxford to do her PhD in the Department of Zoology. Four publications followed and Abigail then worked as an EU Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum looking at the characterisation of photonic wing structures in Lepidoptera with a view to understanding their functional morphology and applications to technology.

Her Fellowship is sponsored by the Royal Society and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Returning to her research after a 15 year break, Abigail’s project title is: The evolution of blue and green shell colour in the Bivalvia

Host and Sponsors

  • Natural History Museum
  • Royal Society
  • Natural Environment Research Council