Henry North

Department of Zoology

Growing up in Queensland, Australia, I was surrounded by a wealth of biodiversity. At the same time, I could see the devastating effects of invasive species like lantana bushes and cane toads in my own back yard. After completing undergraduate studies in Australia, an Erasmus Mundus scholarship allowed me to carry out a series of evolutionary genomics research internships at the University of Montpellier, Harvard University, and the Department of Zoology here in Cambridge. I remained in Chris Jiggins’ group for my PhD, where I applied the perspectives and tools of evolutionary genomics to the study of invasive agricultural pests.

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