Dr Sarah J Lindsay

Senior Staff Scientist

Although I initially trained to be an archaeologist, I developed an interest in genetics after working on the human and nematode genome project as a technician, and retrained as a scientist.

I am interested in the causes and consequences of de novo variation – what are the underlying mechanisms? How do they differ between individuals? What are the effects of age, gender, and species? What are the mutation rates in different cell lineages? Do they differ?

I am responsible for the management and analysis of various research projects in population genetics, sequence analysis, and human and mouse variation. I manage our laboratory, which involves overseeing health and safety, supporting the laboratory needs of the team and orientation of new starters, as well as overseeing the management of the Human Genetics wet labs.

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