Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Lorcan Carnegie is a PhD Candidate on the BBSRC-funded LIDo DTP programme who is using both real-time genetic sequencing and phylodynamic tools to investigate the transmission and diversity of RNA viruses that pose a serious risk to human and animal health. He is supervised by Dr Sarah Hill, Dr Guillaume Fournié, and Prof. Nicola Lewis.

Lorcan achieved a MSci in Biological Sciences from UCL in 2020, where he carried out an undergraduate dissertation on pathogen-host interplay in human Tuberculosis, and a masters project on mito-nuclear coevolution in D. melanogaster. In late 2020, Lorcan started the LIDo DTP programme, joining Dr Sarah Hill's group in 2021. Lorcan is a contributor to the UKRI GCRF One Heath poultry Hub (

Carnegie, L., Reuter, M., Fowler, K., Lane, N., & Camus, M. F. (2021). Mother's curse is pervasive across a large mitonuclear Drosophila panel. Evolution letters5(3), 230–239.

  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) One Health Poultry Hub

    With integrated streams of social, economic, biological, mathematical and policy-led research, we are co-producing detailed knowledge on the biological, structural and socio-economic factors that shape networks of chicken production and distribution. The RVC-led UKRI GCRF One Health Poultry Hub brings together leading laboratory, clinical, veterinary and social scientists, as well as skilled communications experts, programme support staff and external stakeholders.  

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