Welcome to The Gould Lab
We are interested in how the environment shapes our physiology and metabolism and how this impacts upon health and disease. Research focuses on identifying the protective mechanisms that allow developing and adult animals to cope with environmental challenges such as malnutrition and oxidative stress. This research also aims to shed light on the complex interactions between environmental factors and the genes influencing metabolic and age-related diseases.
Much of our research utilises the fruit fly Drosophila, a model organism that shares many genes with humans and has contributed to our understanding of several different aspects of health and disease. We are also following up some of our most significant Drosophila findings in mammalian models. The lab uses a wide variety of experimental approaches including genetics, confocal microscopy, imaging mass spectrometry and metabolomics.
Dec 2018: The 1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London on 4-5 February
Register via the website before the deadline of 1st December 2018 to qualify for the reduced early-bird rate of £90
We invite submissions for short talks (15 minutes) from early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs and recently-established PIs). Please submit your abstracts to email@example.com by 1 December 2018