Barney Wharam

BarneyI am currently studying for a NERC funded PhD in Biology at the University of Bristol. My research focuses around the adaptive value of different life history strategies in different environments. Life history traits are traits which contribute directly to fitness such as life span, reproduction, development time and many others. I work on the model organism C. elegans which is a free living nematode worm that grows easily in the lab. I am particularly interested in how C. elegans worms use pheromones to communicate, and in turn use that information to change their life history strategies.

I have also interned at Cancer Research UK in their London Research Institute (Summer 2011). I am passionate about quality science communication and hope to post about a wide range of biological subjects.