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Jack Common


I am interested in how hosts and their pathogens change with respect to each other over evolutionary time (host-pathogen coevolution). My PhD project in the Westra lab is exploring how to use bacterial immune systems to test coevolutionary hypotheses and to develop a more sophisticated understanding of how different real-world variables influence disease spread and evolution

I am also a member of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES).

Research interests

  • Host-pathogen coevolution 
  • Microbiology 
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Disease


2016 BA (Hons) Biological Sciences (University of Oxford)