Dr Elizabeth Hughes
Elizabeth Hughes is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at The University of Edinburgh at the Institute for Cell Biology in the School of Biological Sciences.
A molecular biologist with a PhD in Medical Microbiology, Elizabeth is returning to research after a fifteen year career break. Her project will look into how an environmental fungus adapts to cause disease in humans.
Her Fellowship is sponsored by The University of Edinburgh and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Due to finish in 2022, Elizabeth’s research project is entitled: Dynamic mRNA processing in response to environmental stimuli in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.
Read Elizabeth’s blog for the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science: