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 Hugo Creeth

Hugo Creeth

Research Associate

School of Biosciences

Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

I work at the interface of epigenetics, neuroscience and development. I am fascinated in how the impact of early life adversity not only affects the developmental trajectory of offspring but also on the behaviour of the mother and father via fetal programming of the placenta.

I graduated in 2012 with a first-class degree in Zoology from Cardiff University. I was then awarded a scholarship to study for a Masters of Research (MRes) at Cardiff University, which I graduated from with a distinction and the top mark in 2013. It was here that I developed a passion for research and understanding novel mechanisms behind behavioural and physiological trajectories and how these may be linked to later life mental health. 

I undertook my PhD under Professor Rosalind John and Professor Anthony Isles split between the School of Biosciences and School of Medicine, with funding from the Ewan MacLean Fellowship and Waterloo Foundation. The focus of my thesis was looking at the paternal manipulation of maternal care and the impact on offspring outcome.

My current postdoctoral research focuses on the epigenetic origins of disease and the impact of environmental conditions on imprinted gene expression. I utilise modern sequencing techniques and bioinformatic approaches as well as model systems to explore the consequence of lifestyle choices on parental and offspring development.



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