Microarray analysis of gene expression

Microarray analysis of gene expression in House Finches induced by experimental infection with the bacterial pathogen Mycoplasma gallisepticum.

Dr Camille Bonneaud
Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology


My research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of host-pathogen interactions in natural populations, mainly of birds. I am particularly interested in understanding how emerging infectious pathogens jump into new host species and how they subsequently adapt to these novel host environments, as well as how host resistance/tolerance evolves following epizootic outbreak. One of my main study systems is an endemic bacterium of poultry which jumped into a common North American passerine, the House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus), causing a devastating epizootic that killed millions of these birds. I also use nest-box populations of great tits (Parus major) and blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) on an altitudinal gradient of the French Pyrenees to examine how climate change might affect the interaction between malaria parasites and their avian hosts.  

I am a member of the Ecology and Conservation group. For further details, please see Research.


2004: PhD., University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris (France)
2001: M.Sc., University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris (France)
1999: B.Sc. (License), University Denis Diderot, Paris (France)


2015- :  Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter
2012-2015:   Lecturer, University of Exeter 
2009-2012:  EU Marie-Curie & National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Research Fellow, Station d’Ecologie Expérimentale (France)
2006-2009:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University (USA)
2005-2006:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California Los Angeles (USA)


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Tel+44 (0) 1326 255063
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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