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Dr Rahia Mashoodh is a BBSRC Future Leaders Fellow in the Department of Zoology whose research themes span developmental biology, brain and behaviour and genomics. Broadly speaking, she is interested in parental effects and how social experiences acquired across the lifespan could be inherited by, and impose specific developmental trajectories upon, future generations of offspring. Moreover, she is interested in the adaptive significance of epigenetic changes and their implications for the evolution of behavioural traits.
She has previously worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics (University of Cambridge). She completed her Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Following that she went on to complete her PhD in the area of behavioural epigenetics at Columbia University (New York, NY).