Dr. Irem Sepil

Postdoctoral Researcher


Research Interests

My research focuses on the proximate and evolutionary consequences of male ejaculate ageing in Drosophila. I use a combination of morphometric, molecular and proteomic techniques to investigate how ageing affects the male ejaculate, and how ejaculate ageing affects sexual selection.



Email: irem.sepil@zoo.ox.ac.uk



Selected Publications

  • Sepil, I., Lachish, S., Hinks, A.E. & Sheldon, B.C. 2013. MHC supertypes confer both qualitative and quantitative resistance to avian malaria infections in a wild population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0134

  • Sepil, I., Lachish, S. & Sheldon, B.C. 2013. MHC-linked survival and lifetime reproductive success in a wild population of great tits. Molecular Ecology, 22, 384-396

  • Sepil, I., Moghadam, H.K., Huchard, E. & Sheldon, B.C. 2012. Characterization and 454 pyrosequencing of Major Histocompatibility Complex class I genes in the great tit reveal complexity in a passerine system. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12, 68 (highly accessed article)