The Fazeli Research Group
Originally from Cambridge, I obtained my BSc in Biology from the University of Sheffield in 2013. I then studied at Lancaster University for an MSc in Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology. For my MSc thesis, I applied infrared (IR) spectroscopy to detect biomarkers of pollution exposure and other stresses in sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) leaves, with implications for environmental health monitoring. I also developed a strong interest in epigenetics, particularly in the context of toxicity and other environmental stresses.

I returned to Sheffield in 2014 to study for a PhD under the supervision of Penelope Watt (Animal and Plant Sciences), Alireza Fazeli and Bill Holt (Human Metabolism). The aim of my project is to investigate possible trans-generational effects of environmental stress using the guppy (Poecilia reticulata), a live-bearing fish as a model system. The project will attempt to derive biomarkers of epigenetic alterations by quantifying various morphological, developmental and behavioural phenotypes. I will also seek mechanistic insights into epigenome-level processes using molecular techniques.
Address
Academic Unit of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine
The University of Sheffield
Level 4, The Jessop Wing, Tree Root Walk
Sheffield S10 2SF
United Kingdom

Telephone
+44 114 2220076

Email
jordi1@sheffield.ac.uk

Web
fazelilab.group.shef.ac.uk
James Ord
Publications
PubMed