Our projects

Karen Keegan

Lab Technician

Research Interests

I am interested in the use of conservation genetics in both in-situ and ex-situ environments, as well as using genetic tools to monitor the illegal wildlife trade. I am also interested in disease dynamics in wild populations, particularly understanding disease prevalence and its impact on individual and population survival.


Research Technician at the University of Exeter, working on a collaborative project with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), investigating the potential genetic basis of human altruism.

Research Assistant at the University of Exeter, where we sought to understand virulence mechanisms of the avian bacterium, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, in North American house finches

  • MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter (2016-2017)
  • BSc Zoology, University College Cork (2012-2016)