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School of the Biological Sciences


BBSRC Future Leader Fellow, Department of Zoology

Rahia Mashoodh studies the parental effects and how social experiences acquired across the lifespan could be inherited by, and impose specific developmental trajectories, upon future generations of offspring. Further, she studies the adaptive significance of epigenetic changes and their implications for the evolution of behavioural traits. Learn more


Research Areas

Behavioural development
Transgenerational inheritance
Parental effects
Epigenetic mechanisms


Behavioural phenotypic analysis
Whole-genome bisulfite sequencing
Chromatin immunoprecipitation

Areas for Collaboration

Epigenetics and euosciality
Comparative epigenomics                        


Research Themes