Sophie is a PhD student in the Cardoso-Moreira lab studying evolutionary novelty in the context of organ evolution. She uses a family of fish where the placenta has evolved independently multiple times and compares cell types across placental and non-placental species to understand how the fish placenta was build from scratch. 

Previously, Sophie completed her MPhil and BA at the University of Cambridge including research projects studying developmental processes in a wide range of species from Amphioxus to humans. 

Qualifications and history

University of Cambridge, UK
BA Natural Sciences
Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
MPhil Developmental Biology (Jenny Nichols' lab)
University of Nottingham
Research Assistant (Ramiro Alberio's lab)
Francis Crick Institute
PhD Student