Dr Kirsty Wan
Living Systems Institute
University of Exeter
motile cilia, microscale fluid mechanics, flagella of protists
Kirsty Wan is a Research Fellow and faculty member at the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute. Her main research interests concern the motile behaviour and dynamics of ciliated and flagellated microorganisms, with emphasis on exploring novel interdisciplinary approaches and connections to human disease. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and subsequently her PhD from the same institution, supervised by Professor Raymond Goldstein. This was followed by a postdoc in the same lab, during which she was awarded a Nevile Junior Research Fellowship from Magdalene College (2014-2017).