Victoria Pike

Research Interests

My interests lie in host-parasite interactions, social evolution and life history evolution. I am currently working on a project with Dr Kayla King and Professor Ashleigh Griffin focusing on how social traits and behaviours can affect pathogen transmission. I am working with the model system Caenorhabditis elegans with the pathogensPseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Prior to starting my DPhil I graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class degree in Biological Sciences. As part of my undergraduate degree I carried out a research project investigating the role of defensive microbes in shaping host life-history responses to infection.