Dr Kirsty Wan

Kirsty WanPhD
Living Systems Institute
University of Exeter
LocationUnited Kingdom


Research Interests

motile cilia, microscale fluid mechanics, protists

Kirsty Y. Wan is associate professor at the Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK, where she heads an interdisciplinary group researching the biophysics of microscale navigation, with particular emphasis on the motility and coordination of cilia. She obtained her PhD in biological physics from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, where she also held a Thomas Nevile Junior Research Fellowship at Magdalene College (2014–2017). In 2020, she received an ERC Starting Grant to explore the origins of motility and cognition in diverse protists.