Poison arrow frog research comes to Aberystwyth University

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Karen Siu Ting to the group who is joining us for 2 years as part of an Irish research Council / Marie Curie grant to study the genomics and microbiome of the poison arrow frogs of Peru. Karen is an experienced herpetologist who carried out her PhD in Ireland on methodological approaches to large-scale phylogenetic reconstructions.
She kicked off her project with field work in the Peruvian amazon jungle in January and will be investigating the molecular basis behind the ability of poison arrow frogs to sequester toxins from their diet.
This work is in conjunction with Dr. Mary O'Connell from Dublin City University in Ireland.