Dr Kirsty Wan
ERC Starting Grantee, Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 01392 727447
Extension: (Streatham) 7447
Office: T03.09, Living Systems Institute.
Postdocs and PhD studentships are available in my group, informal enquiries welcome.
We are currently recruiting for new PhD students for entry in 2022 - Sample projects are listed here.
Overview: My main research interests concern microscale appendages called cilia, also known as eukaryotic flagella, which are evolutionarily ancient. We are pioneering novel biophysical approaches to understanding their form and function in diverse species. I was awarded an Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award in 2018 for a project on the biomechanics of motile cilia, and an ERC Starting Grant in 2019 to study how single-celled lifeforms control their movement. I am also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and AI.
See my personal webpage for more information and the latest preprints from my group.
Biography: I obtained my BA, MMath, and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. From 2014 to 2017 I was a Thomas Nevile Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College. In 2017 I joined the University of Exeter as research fellow and group leader at the Living Systems Institute, where I am currently senior research fellow and senior lecturer (proleptic) at the department of mathematics.
Keywords: mathematical biology, dynamical systems, biological physics, quantitative biology, image processing, pattern recognition, cell biology, microscopy, phenomenological modelling, low Reynolds number fluid dynamics.
My Erdös number = 4.
Wan (4) - Goldstein (3) - Moffat (2) - Lorentz (1) - Erdös (0)