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 2023, 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:

Women in Science: It’s hard to restart a career in STEM during a global pandemic, but I feel incredibly grateful and extremely happy to be here


Host and Sponsors

  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council